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  1. In April 2013, Ultimate Pokerdealt the first hand of regulated online poker in the US to much fanfare. Only a year-and-a-half later, the Station Casinos-owned venture announced that it was closing up shop in Nevada and New Jersey, citing a difficult regulatory environment and disappointing revenues. --- PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by William Hill Poker, one of the largest skins on the iPoker Network. The poker room offers a generous welcome package including a 200% deposit bonus up to $2,000 and a superb VIP program. Visit William Hill today! --- Now, with the brand dissolved, online poker industry veteran and former head of Ultimate Poker customer service Terrence Chan (pictured) has posted a lengthy "postmortem" video on some of the issues that contributed to the site's ultimate demise. Watch it. Chan was tapped in the early days of online poker to create the support department for a growing PokerStars. The 33-year-old Canadian left the company in 2004 to pursue professional poker and has since dabbled in iGaming consulting and even mixed martial arts. With his background in online poker and MMA, Chan seemed to be the perfect fit for Ultimate Poker and agreed to take on the role of Director of Player Operations, working at the company for 16 months. In a video message recorded from Hong Kong, Chan spoke on some of the failings of the company, one of which included the software itself. "One of the things that upset me was [how management got] excited toward new and exciting features as opposed to holding onto the people we did have," he said. Instead, bug-riddled software updates were regularly released and nearly always required an emergency patch. Chan also took issue with the sheer number of people that the company chose to hire and the exorbitant salaries which they were paid. "I feel like we spent too much money… For a startup, I was probably paid too much and I was nowhere near the salaries of the people who were above me," he said. "I really feel that for startups, people with high executive positions should be paid by performance," he added. On the other hand, he said, people who added tremendous value to the company were not being compensated enough. Chan revealed that he was given little say in the salaries of his own underlings and was simply told by upper management what they would be making. The culture of Ultimate Poker's parent company, Station Casinos, also played a role in stifling progress at the startup. While the firm has been very successful capturing the local land-based gaming market in Nevada, the online poker industry was foreign to much of the top brass there. "There's a story about one of these executives sitting through a meeting where they unveiled to him the redesign of the casino website in New Jersey," he said. "At the end of [the lengthy technical presentation], he comments, 'I think the logo needs more purple.'" The office soon became a place where exchange of ideas among lower-level employees was discouraged. Ultimate Gaming staff would instead "choose their battles" due to fear of being reprimanded by superiors. "At the end, there was very little dissent," said Chan. "They didn't see it getting anywhere or they would get yelled at… People got yelled at a lot." With a rigid top-down structure in place, employees soon lost their motivation to continue to improve the product. "Probably for the last six to eight months, very little was done," he said. Yet even facing roadblocks from regulatory agencies and the problems with building a player base, Chan believes that Ultimate Poker could have become a great company. The main component lacking, though, was strong leadership. "When it comes down to it, that's probably the single greatest reason why Ultimate Gaming wasn't able to be successful," he said. "I think there were a lot of really talented, smart, and hard-working people in the company, but there was never really the leadership available to get everyone aligned to really knock this thing out. Whether that could've happened, we'll never know," he concluded. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  2. This week in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to nine final tables, cashing for $6,874. nycdp123took home a ticket to the WSOP Circuit Main Event being held at Planet Hollywood valued at $1,675. dudasdb cashed in three events for over $2,500 in value. WSOP.comran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. In addition, there were three One-Seat Guaranteed satellites to the Planet Hollywood Circuit Main Event added to this week's events. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. The player with the highest cash win was Castor, with a payout of $2,022 for taking down Wednesday night's event. The following are the tournament results for this week from WSOP.com, one of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Newcomers to final tables in 2014 have an asterisk next to their name. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Monday, November 17 had 76 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 84 re-buys, and 41 add-ons totaling $5,487. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,563 and 15th place getting $120. The top nine finishers were: 1. VegasV $1,563.88 2. Ronit $905.40 3. ReddishApe $548.73 4. butters $438.98 (butters) 5. SirJWAB $378.62 (Sir) 6. papa.smurf $323.75 7. Zeeno* $268.87 8. Shmave702 $186.56 9. RJC777 $148.15 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 1 Seat QTD qualifier to the $1,675 Planet Hollywood WSOPC held on Monday, November 17 had 35 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 31 re-buys, and 20 add-ons totaling $2,347. Two spots were paid with 1st place receiving a $1,675 entry to the WSOPC Main Event being held on November 21. 2rd place received $672. The two finishers were: 1. nycdp123 $1,675.00 (nycdp123) Ticket 2. VPIHokie1970 $672.80 (Josh Reynolds) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, November 18 had 81 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 81 re-buys, and 55 add-ons totaling $5,924. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,688 and 15th place getting $130. The top nine finishers were: 1. elvislover67 $1,688.36 2. mazzypazzy $977.47 3. DragonSource $592.41 4. georgeMcfly $473.92 (georgeMcfly) 5. G.Becks $408.76 6. legum $349.52 7. dudasdb $290.28 (dudasdb) 8. babush* $201.41 9. azlake13* $159.95 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 1 Seat QTD qualifier to the $1,675 Planet Hollywood WSOPC held on Tuesday, November 18 had 67 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 34 re-buys, and 41 add-ons totaling $3,876. 3 spots were paid with 1st and 2nd place receiving a $1,675 entry to the WSOPC Main Event being held on November 21. 3rd place received $526. The three finishers were: 1. ucheckicheck $1,675.00 Ticket 2. dudasdb $1,675.00 (dudasdb) Ticket 3. PBMessy $526.60 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, November 19 had 86 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 110 re-buys, and 64 add-ons totaling $7,098. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $2,002 and 15th place getting $156. The top nine finishers were: 1. Castor $2,022.93 2. Luckboxbryan $1,171.17 3. lindleyloo $709.80 (lindeloo22) 4. Kody10 $567.84 5. BSHriever5 $489.76 6. Impervious $418.78 7. POSTA $347.80 8. Ronit $241.33 9. GRAMMARG $191.64 ------------------------------ WSOP.com - the 1 Seat QTD qualifier to the $1,675 Planet Hollywood WSOPC held on Wednesday, November 19 had 62 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 50 re-buys, and 42 add-ons totaling $4,204. 3 spots were paid with 1st and 2nd place receiving a $1,675 entry to the WSOPC Main Event being held on November 21. 3rd place received $854. The three finishers were: 1. cold_fish $1,675.00 Ticket 2. arij1228 $1,675.00 Ticket 3. Impervious $854.20 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Thursday, November 20 had 76 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 84 re-buys, and 45 add-ons totaling $5,596. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,595 and 15th place getting $123. The top nine finishers were: 1. markan $1,595.00 2. ReddishApe $923.42 3. dudasdb $559.65 (dudasdb) 4. Albap* $447.72 5. Balmighty $386.15 6. eplefty15 $330.19 7. Sunday420* $274.22 8. bjoyvegas* $190.28 9. deigo $151.10
  3. This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to nine final tables and cashed for $2,518, with asianhustlerand BachoBeach cashing twice. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Guarantee on Sunday. WSOP.com had 542 runners vying for the 83 available prizes totaling $52,501. The player with the highest individual cash was missjraein the Sunday $15,000 for $5,439. Since first making a final table last month, missjrae has over $10,000 in winnings in 2014. The following are the tournament results for this week from WSOP.com, one of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Newcomers to final tables in 2014 will have an asterisk next to their name. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, November 21 had 90 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 102 re-buys, and 58 add-ons totaling $6,825. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,945 and 15th place getting $150. The top nine finishers were: 1. G.Becks $1,945.12 2. _Saint_ $1,126.12 3. Kryptonite1 $682.50 4. RickyRino $546.00 5. Scadush $470.92 6. legum $402.67 7. Procer $334.42 8. brokefinger $232.05 (asianhustler) 9. lindleyloo $184.27 (lindeyloo22) ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, November 22 had 57 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50), 62 rebuys and 39 add-ons creating a prize pool of $7,189. There were 6 winners with 1st place $2,516 and 6th place $575. The six finishers were: 1. SUPRAISE* $2,516.15 2. Kody10 $1,581.58 3. ReddishApe $1,078.35 4. DragonSource $790.79 5. _theP_ $647.01 6. legum $575.12 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, November 22 had 69 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 31 re-entries and 36 add-ons creating a prize pool of $3,712. There were 8 winners with 1st place $1,150 and 8th place $167. The eight finishers were: 1. Zizi7 $1,150.96 2. SUPRAISE* $779.68 3. altruizine $482.66 4. TomHammers $371.28 5. CAPPA* $315.58 6. ReddishApe $241.33 7. Slickest $204.20 8. RareStake $167.07 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, November 22 had 59 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 71 re-buys, and 41 add-ons totaling $4,668. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,400 and 9th place getting $172. The nine finishers were: 1. ReddishApe $1,400.49 2. Player3219 $816.95 3. Impervious $569.53 4. fishn.chips $476.16 5. brokefinger $378.13 (asianhustler) 6. Ronit $331.44 7. Kryptonite1 $284.76 8. DoctorZ $238.08 9. rjrlv254000 $172.72 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee November 23 had 77 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $3,503. There were 10 winners with 1st place $1,051 and 10th place $87. The ten finishers were: 1. Maxine $1,051.05 2. R1R2L1XLDRU $700.70 3. BachoB $420.42 (BachoB) 4. FIRE1UP* $332.83 5. supermnsdead $280.28 6. Ronit $210.21 7. voffvoffvoff $175.17 (voff) 8. Slickest $140.14 9. CAPPA* $105.10 10. VPIHokie1979 $87.58 (Josh Reynolds) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 15KGuarantee for Sunday, November 23, had 105 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $19,425. 20 spots were paid with 1st place $5,439 and 20th place $310. The top nine finishers were: 1. missjrae $5,439.00 2. AnCorp $3,146.85 3. samac123 $1,806.52 4. izzy383 $1,418.02 5. rhin0 $1,223.77 6. POSTA $1,029.52 7. iSeeUrCards $815.85 8. aminchit $543.90 9. Bob_Loblaw $407.92 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, November 23 had 85 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 126 re-buys, and 52 add-ons totaling $7,179. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $2,046 and 15th place getting $157. The top nine finishers were: 1. Castor $2,046.27 2. jonoboyer* $1,184.68 3. HUNGRYHIPPO $717.99 4. papaya $574.39 5. BachoB $495.41 (BachoB) 6. aminchit $423.61 7. georgeMcfly $351.81 (georgeMcfly) 8. CardDr1924* $244.11 9. scross $193.85 (scross)
  4. This weekend in Nevada, 14 PocketFives members made it to 20 final tables and cashed for $28,264 collectively. asianhustlertook down the Sunday $15K Guarantee for over $8,991. luckboxkinshad three cashes, winning over $4,000 total, as did Fish_Sauce, who took home over $2,700 for his three cashes. bcm4924 had two second place finishes and won over $4,300 for his efforts. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with nine major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday, the $2K Sunday Freezeout, the $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee, the $3,000 Guarantee Six-Max, and the $10K Sunday Reloader. WSOP.com had 832 runners vying for the 124 available prizes totaling $93,531. The player with the highest individual cash was brokefingerin the Sunday $15,000 for $8,991. The following are the tournament results for this weekend from WSOP.com, one of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, July 10 had 91 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 117 re-buys, and 67 add-ons totaling $7,507. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $2,139 and 15th place getting $165. The top nine finishers were: 1. audreyj906 $2,139.63 2. Fish_Sauce $1,238.73 (Fish_Sauce) 3. thenalsnalz $750.75 4. Shuff $600.60 5. TURNTH3NUTS1 $518.01 (Freakinpoet76) 6. RickyRino $442.94 7. dr.boom $367.86 8. Dubbsta $255.25 9. mjlivingston $202.70 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, July 11 had 73 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50), 70 rebuys and 47 add-ons creating a prize pool of $8,645. There were 8 winners with 1st place $2,679 and 8th place $389. The eight finishers were: 1. luckboxkins $2,679.95 (luckboxkins) 2. JaminOnFaces $1,815.45 (JaminOnFaces) 3. RichrdParker $1,123.85 (RichrdParker) 4. daluxxx $864.50 5. Fish_Sauce $734.82 (Fish_Sauce) 6. Thor9 $561.92 7. BSHriever5 $475.47 8. Cresco $389.02 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, July 11 had 61 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 28 re-entries, and 40 add-ons totaling $3,521. 8 spots were paid with 1st place $1,091 and 8th place getting $158. The eight finishers were: 1. fordhard $1,091.72 2. aminchit $739.55 3. UrALegendSir $457.82 4. daluxxx $352.17 5. SKITTLE29 $299.34 6. gamblegambl $228.91 (k1dpokr2010) 7. Durden $193.69 8. justin5555 $158.47 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, July 11 had 86 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 76 re-buys, and 59 add-ons totaling $6,033. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,719 and 15th place getting $132. The top nine finishers were: 1. jackpride $1,719.49 2. bcmclawh $995.49 (bcm4924) 3. mdx88 $603.33 4. prudence $482.66 5. Castor $416.29 6. Durden $355.96 7. Cedale $295.63 8. dicma $205.13 9. astroboy $162.89 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee July 12 had 126 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $5,733. There were 15 winners with 1st place $1,605 and 15th place $120. The top nine finishers were: 1. kdurant35 $1,605.24 2. Durden $974.61 3. CULater $607.69 4. GangnamStyle $493.03 5. luckboxkins $435.70 (luckboxkins) 6. spicywasabi $303.84 7. georgeMcfly $246.51 (georgemcfly) 8. InfiniteLove $189.18 9. Handsomemaxx $154.79 (Handsomemaxx) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $15K Guarantee for Sunday, July 12, had 180 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $33,300. 30 spots were paid with 1st place $8,991 and 30th place $316. The top nine finishers were: 1. brokefinger $8,991.00 (asianhustler) 2. thenalsnalz $5,244.75 3. VGN42 $2,997.00 4. jres1905 $2,331.00 5. Polar_Eyes $1,998.00 6. ValueTown $1,665.00 (ValueTown) 7. attila $1,265.40 8. PackRackGG $799.20 9. johnnykarma $566.10 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A 6-Max $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, July 12 had 63 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 70 re-buys, and 35 add-ons totaling $4,586. 8 spots were paid with 1st place $1,421 and 8th place getting $206. The eight finishers were: 1. Loki2300 $1,421.78 2. ZenSatori $963.14 (ZenEnso) 3. Roadhole $596.13 4. Bob_Loblaw $458.64 5. Warchant08 $389.94 6. daluxxx $298.11 7. schlem2 $252.25 8. UrALegendSir $206.38 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $10K GTD Sunday Reloader, July 12, had 89 runners buying in for $100 ($9+1$9), 41 re-entries, and 55 add-ons for a total prize pool of $16,835. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $5,050 and 10th place $420. The ten finishers were: 1. mlawson $5,050.50 2. bcmclawh $3,367.00 (bcm4924) 3. FromBehind $2,020.20 4. SEE_3_P_O $1,599.32 5. daluxxx $1,346.80 6. luckboxkins $1,010.10 (luckboxkins) 7. Zizi7 $841.75 8. flawlessbink $673.40 (tonydatiger) 9. fortheguyen $505.05 10. kdurant35 $420.87 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, July 12 had 96 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 102 re-buys, and 72 add-ons totaling $7,371. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $2,100 and 15th place getting $162. The top nine finishers were: 1. Xaston $2,100.73 2. ktana $1,216.21 3. Fish_Sauce $737.10 (Fish_Sauce) 4. papaya $589.68 5. Kody10 $508.59 6. ZenSatori $434.88 (ZenEnso) 7. isldur $361.17 8. SirJWAB $250.61 (Sir) 9. PurpleDeuce $199.01
  5. In Nevada, WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout on Sunday. This week, we are seeing newcomers taking down the biggest prizes offered during the weekend events. WSOP.com had 563 runners vying for the 76 available prizes totaling $67,800. One of the events was a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the this year's World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000. The player with the highest individual prize this weekend on WSOP.com was tiger76in the WSOP Main Event Qualifier, winning a $10,000 seat. This was the first recorded cash for tiger76 and is just in time for the WSOP Main Event starting on Saturday, July 5. The player with the highest individual prize this weekend on WSOP.com was EasterBunnyin the Sunday $10,000 event, taking home $8,262 for the first place and also taking home $365 in the Sunday Freezeout. Both cashes are the first time EasterBunny has made a final table this year. This weekend saw Ultimate Poker run five major events. "Chase the Dream" has been added to the Sunday lineup with payouts of $5,000 for first and second place. There were 325 runners fighting for the 45 prize spots available totaling $30,596. The players with the highest individual cashes were HoneyBooBooand Buttersin the Chase the Dream event on Sunday. Both players took home $5,000. That event had an overlay of $10,851, as the guarantee was not met. Butters continued adding to his already growing totals, now having won over $20,000 on Ultimate Poker and over $40,000 on WSOP.com for an impressive total of over $60,000 in events that we record. The following are the tournament results for the weekend from WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, June 27 had 62 runners buying in for $25, 89 re-buys for $25, and 41 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,800. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,392 and 10th place $134.40. The ten finishers were: 1. mlawson $1,392.00 2. SirJWAB $816.00 3. CindrllaMan $576.00 (LuckSackGMZ) 4. RWinn $480.00 5. Mr_McSpewins $384.00 6. woolywilly42 $331.20 7. icehog13 $283.20 8. jojohojo $235.20 9. prudence $168.00 10. X_IATR_X $134.40 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $215 Qualifier to the 2014 WSOP $10,000 Main Event ran on Saturday, June 28. There were 64 runners buying in for $215($200+15) creating a prize pool of $12,800. The first place finisher won a $10,000 entry to the 2014 WSOP Main Event, second place won $2,800. 1. tiger76 $10,000 WSOP ME Seat 2. spicywasabi $2,800 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $55 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, June 28 had 59 runners buying in for $55($50+5), 52 rebuys and 33 add-ons creating a prize pool of $7,200. There were 6 winners with 1st place $2,520 and 6th place $576. The six finishers were: 1. ballsshowing $2,520 2. Foxypete $1,584 3. mnbass1 $1,080 (bassmaster) 4. gothunder $792 5. hyerpower $648 6. KISMIF $576 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $33 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, June 28 had 76 runners buying in for $33($30+3), and 39 re-entries for $30 creating a prize pool of $3,450. There were 10 winners with 1st place $1,035 and 10th place $86. The ten finishers were: 1. rjlv254000 $1,035.00 2. woolywilly42 $690.00 3. Steeze $414.00 4. weicup $327.75 5. GringoGordo $276.00 6. jonmon101 $207.00 7. Foxypete $172.50 8. VPIHokie1970 $138.00 9. aironie1 $103.50 10. gooseewe $86.25 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $55 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $1000 Guarantee June 29 had 73 runners buying in for $55($50+5) creating a prize pool of $3,650. There were 8 winners with 1st place $1,131 and 8th place $164. The eight finishers were: 1. DaLuckyDucky $1,131.50 2. CPGodbey $766.50 3. bcmclawh $474.50 4. EasterBunny $365.00 5. TeamVojth $310.25 6. Fade2Black $237.25 7. PaulDewald $200.75 (PremiumStud) 8. GringoGordo $164.25 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 15KGuarantee for Sunday, June 29, had 153 runners buying in for $215 ($200+$15) for a total prize pool of $30,600. 30 spots were paid with 1st place $8,262 and 30th place $278. The top nine finishers were: 1. EasterBunny $8,262.00 2. hockey19 $4,819.50 3. scinly $2,754.00 4. nycdp123 $2,142.00 5. Guypie $1,836.00 6. Rocroe $1,530.00 7. flawlessbink $1,162.80 8. djmacjr $734.40 9. PRINZOLAV $520.20 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, June 29, had 66 runners buying in for $25, 99 re-buys for $25, and 47 add-ons for $25, totaling $5,300. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,537 and 10th place $148. The ten finishers were: 1. papaya $1,537.00 2. PaulDewald $901.00 (PremiumStud) 3. Lucky. $636.00 4. JaminOnFaces $530.00 (JaminOnFaces) 5. Fly44 $424.00 6. Mr_Pineapple $365.70 7. Jackfufu $312.70 8. ucheckicheck $259.70 9. RedBaron $185.50 10. XTrouble $148.40 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker- the $2,000 Nightly, Friday, June 27, had 24 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) with 14 rebuys and 8 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,093. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $941 and 4th place getting $251. The four finishers were: 1. 5313215 $941.85 2. DeadSpread $523.25 (LuckSackGMZ) 3. Handbone $376.74 4. Kristin $251.16 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R/A, Saturday, June 28, had 30 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) with 18 rebuys and 10 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,639. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,055 and 5th place getting $211. The five finishers were: 1. @MDGPoker $1,055.60 (wholefnshow) 2. Penny1pimp $712.53 3. allinallen $395.85 4. Mighty No.3 $263.90 5. BooBoo1 $211.12 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker – the Chase the Dream $15,000 for Sunday for June 29, had 166 runners buying in for $25 each ($24.99+.01) generating a prize pool of $4,148.34, creating an overlay of $10,851.66. 18 spots were paid with 1st place 2nd place getting $5,000 and 18th place getting $50. The top nine finishers were: 1. HoneyBooBoo $5,000 2. Butters $5,000 (Butters) 3. Hey Jude $1,500 4. RunninGoodMC $1,000 (ValueTown) 5. MadRiverFish $700 6. ShakaBraddah $550 7. INtheMOMENT $400 8. The Closer $250 9. ncheels01 $150 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $10,000 Sunday, June 29, had 102 runners buying in for $100 each ($91.00+9.00) generating a prize pool of $9,282 and creating an overlay of $718. 18 spots were paid with 1st place $2,500 and 18th place getting $150. The top nine finishers were: 1. RedNinja $2,500.68 2. vegaslife $1,750.48 (DennisG) 3. GreatDane14 $1,200.30 4. MattZman $900.20 5. jigglybluff $700.14 6. crush $550.08 7. TheSystem $450.06 8. smitty1362 $350.04 9. theoldgeezer $248.02 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R&A, Sunday, June 29, had 27 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 20 rebuys and 18 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,957. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,330 and 4th place getting $354. The four finishers were: 1. Kristin $1,330.87 2. Shoveitrick $739.38 3. aironie $532.35 4. Georgie $354.90 Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? 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  6. In Nevada this week, WSOP.com ran four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 285 runners with a total prize pool of $20,975 and paying 45 spots. The player with the highest cash win on WSOP.com was supsonhtdadwith a payout of $1,682, taking down Wednesday night's event. This was the first time we have seen supsonhtdad at the final table. Of note, we have seen PocketFives member Redhat_jane twice at the final tables this week marking the first time we have seen her this year cashing in the $3K events. She is a regular winner at events with lower buy-ins. This week, Ultimate Poker held four tournaments, the $2,000 Nightly events. There were 80 runners generating a prize pool of $9,280 and paying a total of 15 spots. The guarantee for Thursday night's event was not met, creating an overlay of $89. The highest cash on Ultimate Poker this week went to Kristinfor $1,126 taking down Wednesday night's event. Kristin also won Monday's event and took second place in Thursday night's event. With 46 cashes this year, Kristin has won over $32,000. The following are the tournament results for this week from Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Monday, June 30 had 67 runners buying in for $25, 85 re-buys for $25 and 45 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,925. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,428 and 10th place getting $137. The ten finishers were: 1. kobesnack $1,428.25 2. dudasdb $837.25 (dudasdb) 3. SnapCall33 $591.00 4. Dchiti $492.50 5. lighterdaze $394.00 6. dizzid123 $339.82 7. Kaugh $290.57 8. vickieq $241.32 9. dirtmcgirt00 $172.37 10. ser1was $137.90 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, July 1 had 68 runners buying in for $25, 87 re-buys for $25 and 43 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,950. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,435 and 10th place getting $138. The ten finishers were: 1. driverseati $1,435.50 2. tommt2star $841.50 3. SantiagoRain $594.00 4. SuckOutOnU $495.00 5. thagoodplaya $396.00 6. happymon $341.55 7. SIT_TITE $292.05 8. Aaron81 $242.55 9. MrMayor $173.25 10. suicidequ33n $138.60 (Redhat_jane) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, July 2 had 71 runners buying in for $25, 112 re-buys for $25 and 49 add-ons for $25, totaling $5,800. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,682 and 10th place getting $162. The top ten finishers were: 1. supsonhtdad $1,682.00 2. mdpvegas1 $986.00 3. AK1688 $696.00 4. SantiagoRain $580.00 5. jfk87 $464.00 6. Professir2.0 $400.20 7. Nmptcholmot $342.20 8. mnbass1 $284.20 (bassmaster) 9. Regul8or $203.00 10. AmazingAK47 $162.40 ------------------------------ WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Thursday, July 3 had 79 runners buying in for $25, 84 re-buys for $25 and 49 add-ons for $25, totaling $5,300. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,510 and 15th place getting $116. The top nine finishers were: 1. Foxypete $1,510.50 2. CalNevGreg $874.50 3. driverseati $530.00 4. RichardParker $424.00 5. Iarethebest $365.70 6. SirJWAB $312.70 7. Arrant_Knave $259.70 8. suicidequ33n $180.20 (Redhat_jane) 9. Mr_McSpewins $143.10 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Monday, June 30 had 20 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 21 rebuys and 12 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,411.50. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,085 and 4th place getting $289. The four finishers were: 1. Kristin $1,085.17 2. Dr. H $602.88 3. ShadowBandit $434.07 4. ser1was $289.38 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Tuesday, July 1 had 19 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 23 rebuys and 10 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,366. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,064 and 4th place getting $283. The four finishers were: 1. benjola $1,064.70 2. JaminOnFaces $591.50 (JaminOnFaces) 3. kumander22 $425.88 4. pokerdoc $283.92 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Wednesday, July 2 had 25 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 15 rebuys and 15 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,502.50. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,126 and 4th place getting $300. The four finishers were: 1. Kristin $1,126.12 2. Bill Clay $625.63 3. @MDGPoker $450.45 (wholefnshow) 4. Butters $300.30 (Butters) ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Thursday, July 3 had 16 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 18 rebuys and 8 add-ons generating a prize pool of $1,911 creating an overlay of $89. 3 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,000 and 3th place getting $400. The three finishers were: 1. DatDude $1,000 2. Kristin $600 3. Sundae420 $400
  7. If you play on WSOP.com in Nevada or New Jersey, then you'll be interested to hear the thoughts of Bill Rini (pictured), the site's Head of Online Poker and longtime friend of our online poker community. With word that WSOP.com will be running plenty of qualifiers for this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, hosting an on-site Grind Room at the Rio, and allowing cage deposits, we wanted to catch up with Rini to talk about the New Jersey and Nevada markets and educating the general public. Sign up for WSOP.com Nevadaand sign up for WSOP.com New Jersey. PocketFives: Thank you for joining us. WSOP.com has been awarding a ton of WSOP seats so far via satellites and we understand a lot more will be up for grabs. Bill Rini: The response has been good. We plan on awarding seats throughout the WSOP. We'll have at least one qualifier every day during the WSOP for the next day's event. Every evening, you can go on and try to take a shot at the next day's event. We'll start with the Casino Employees' event and run it throughout the entire WSOP. PocketFives: What are your overall expectations for the Nevada market in 2014? Bill Rini: I don't think anyone knew how to size our market correctly, so that's why some of the revenue estimates didn't pan out. We have seen where the market is and are trying to expand it. We're happy with the way things are playing out, though. The market expected everything to be a big explosion like it was in 2006, but I don't think we ever saw it like that. Instead, we saw things as being gradual. It's hard after everyone got scared away from the poker market in 2006 and 2011 to tell them it's regulated now and they should come back and play. We knew there would be a ramp-up period for people to regain confidence in the industry. PocketFives: Talk about the process of educating the general public about regulated online poker. Bill Rini: There is going to be a ramp-up period in the US unless there's some Chris Moneymaker-like event that happens. We plan on being here 20 years from now and are looking long-term. This industry changes way too much to set any expectations about the future. We went from one of the first regulated online poker rooms in the US to having signed compacts in less than a year here in Nevada. PocketFives: Speaking of the compact between Delaware and Nevada, we heard it could launch this summer. What can you tell us about a timeline? Bill Rini: The biggest obstacle for the compact is that there aren't any poker rooms to share the liquidity. 888 is running the poker in Delaware, but has not launched one of their brands in Nevada yet. That would need to happen first. Two companies would need to share a backend system in order to work together. There are a lot of technical issues that haven't been worked out. PocketFives: One of the main obstacles to liquidity in Nevada and New Jersey has been geo-locating players and having successful deposits. Has that learning curve lessened? Bill Rini: Geo-location is a technology that's constantly improving and the regulators are becoming more comfortable with making tweaks here and there that improve the customer experience. You have regulators being overly cautions about making sure people from outside those states don't play. I think the geo-location is fairly good, it's improving, and there are more vendors entering the market that handle it. You'll have an issue with depositing until all banks get on board with processing. Some banks just don't want to facilitate those transactions right now. Many banks have been receptive to the message, but banks don't always move at the same pace as gaming. For them, they are accepting a level of risk. It ends up being a cash transaction and they are trying to figure out how to manage that risk. PocketFives: Are there any software updates planned for WSOP.com? Bill Rini: We have a few things going on, a lot of which are behind-the-scenes things like allowing for cage deposits and withdrawals and emigrating some of the features and technology we have in New Jersey that we weren't able to update during the trial phase in Nevada. During the summer, there will be an update to the backend to bring it up to speed with what we have in New Jersey. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  8. This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to eight final tables, cashing for $6,695. Mike ValueTownConnors (pictured) took down the Sunday $15K for $4,376, while Buttersand Handsomemaxx cashed in two events each. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee on Sunday. WSOP.com had 446 runners vying for the 64 available prizes totaling $41,571. The player with the highest individual cash was Connors in the Sunday $15,000 for $4,376. The following are the tournament results for this weekend from WSOP.com, one of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, December 26 had 60 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 75 re-buys, and 37 add-ons totaling $4,695. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,408 and 9th place getting $173. The nine finishers were: 1. Bakan $1,408.68 2. legum $821.73 3. coalission $572.86 4. Zizi7 $478.95 5. cohen1 $380.34 6. Castor $333.38 7. GODANDME $286.43 8. babalu $239.47 9. Handsomemaxx $173.73 (Handsomemaxx) ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, December 27 had 43 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50), 38 rebuys and 25 add-ons creating a prize pool of $4,823, creating an overlay of $177. There were 5 winners with 1st place $1,850 and 5th place $550. The five finishers were: 1. shgturtle $1,850 2. helionic $1,250 3. Dumptruck $750 4. marina $600 5. gothunder $550 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, December 27 had 50 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 22 re-entries and 27 add-ons creating a prize pool of $2,703, creating an overlay of $297. There were 5 winners with 1st place $1,110 and 5th place $330. The five finishers were: 1. BSHriever5 $1,110 2. RareStake $750 3. marina $450 4. andypeng2013 $360 5. HenryBukanow $330 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, December 27 had 62 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 73 re-buys, and 38 add-ons totaling $4,722. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,369 and 10th place getting $132. The ten finishers were: 1. leona $1,369.64 2. lindak $802.89 3. freezer $566.74 4. HenryBukanow $472.29 5. PaulDewald $377.83 (PremiunStud) 6. helionic $325.88 7. Telemere $278.65 8. nvrabbit47 $231.42 9. Castor $165.30 10. Handsomemaxx $132.24 (Handsomemaxx) ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee December 28 had 80 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $3,640. There were 10 winners with 1st place $1,092 and 10th place $91. The ten finishers were: 1. drannek $1,092.00 2. aaaglen $728.00 3. THRCLBTHRCLB $436.80 4. VegasJF $345.80 5. trsbydea $291.20 6. legum $218.40 7. leona $182.00 8. blackbarbi3 $145.60 9. Trugritt $109.20 10. DatDude $91.00 (DatDude) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $15K Guarantee for Sunday, December 28, had 83 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $15,355. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $4,376.17 and 15th place $337. The top nine finishers were: 1. ValueTown $4,376.17 (ValueTown) 2. HESSE $2,533.57 3. aironie1 $1,535.50 4. gothunder $1,228.40 5. Asballer23 $1,059.49 6. maddogjim $905.94 7. allin7allin7 $752.39 8. ReddishApe $522.07 9. butters $414.58 (butters) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, December 28 had 68 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 77 re-buys, and 44 add-ons totaling $5,159. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,496 and 10th place getting $144. The ten finishers were: 1. freezer $1,496.31 2. VPIHokie170 $877.14 (Josh Reynolds) 3. Bakan $619.16 4. TomHammers $515.97 5. babush $412.77 6. SuGaRaY71 $356.01 7. BSHriever5 $304.42 8. DatDude $252.82 (DatDude) 9. VegasV $180.58 10. azlake13 $144.47
  9. PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with Nevada member Brenton DudasdbDuda (pictured). He has been living in Las Vegas for over five years while waiting for online poker to become legal in either California or Florida. With lifetime winnings of over $150,000 and over $36,000 online in Nevada, he certainly qualifies as a poker grinder. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. PocketFives: What screen name do you use and how did you choose it? Brenton Duda: Dudasdb mostly. It's my last name with a couple other letters, nothing special. I tried to change it a couple times over the years, but came back to it. I had a really good run on Full Tilt with UCFstdnt4life, but they made me switch it back to dudasdb and I stuck with that from then on. I always called that my lucky account. PocketFives: To what do you credit your current success online? Brenton Duda: I've been playing poker for a long time now. I started online while I was in college and never really played live before the last couple of years. Plus, apparently I suck at interviewing for jobs, so I had to get and stay good at something. PocketFives: What do you like best about playing online poker? Brenton Duda: I like the speed mostly. I used to play a very large number of tables on PokerStars back in the good old days. When I play live, sometimes I want to shoot myself at how slow it can be and most of the time I end up drinking a lot at the tables to make it a little more fun. So, my liver definitely likes that online poker game back to Nevada. Also, I like the anonymity of online poker and not knowing who you are really playing with. In live poker, sometimes it's hard to put aside feelings for curtain people and it can cloud judgment. PocketFives: What was you most memorable moment of 2014? Brenton Duda: I played in a couple of bracelet events for the first time this year, which was a really good experiment. I basically bubbled the monster stack with a questionable all-in with J-J with about 50 people before the money, which ended up being about 15 minutes. I could have easily folded into the money, but decided I wanted to take a chance at a good stack. I got around 100th place in the Little One for One Drop, which was cool to make the money and have a chance of going deep. I won both entries on WSOP.com, so I was able to play more my game and not worry about the money. I also went to Asia for a month and was able to see how easy it would be to live there if I wanted to make the move to play on the international sites. I had a really good time over there. PocketFives: Do you have any special plans for poker in 2015? Brenton Duda: Make as much money as possible before the WSOP and play as many events as my bankroll will allow me to. I've been doing pretty well since the last WSOP and hopefully I can stop being so lazy at times. I have met some people who push me a little harder with their work ethic, so I'm trying to hit the felt a little more. PocketFives: Talk about your WSOP plans. Brenton Duda: I plan on putting a lot of time in at the WSOP, either in the tournaments or cash games, to try to get more buy-ins. I have a set amount in mind for my bankroll and every dollar over that amount I plan on firing into events. I will be playing all of the qualifiers online and probably some live too.
  10. In Nevada this week, WSOP.com ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 237 runners for a total prize pool of $18,289. The player with the highest cash win was helionicwith a payout of $1,490 for taking down Tuesday night's event. helionic also cashed in fourth place on Wednesday night's event for $412. With 10 final tables this year, helionic now has over $8,000 in winnings for 2014. This week, Ultimate Poker held three of its four scheduled $2,000 Nightly events. There were 60 runners generating a prize pool of $6,641 and paying a total of 11 spots. The highest cash this week went to Sundae420for $1,085. With 40 cashes in 2014, Sunday420 has over $28,000 in winnings. The following are the tournament results for this week from Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Newcomers to final tables have an asterisk next to their name. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Monday, September 8 had 58 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 56 re-buys, and 38 add-ons totaling $4,149. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,244 and 9th place getting $153. The nine finishers were: 1. Chicken_shit* $1,244.88 2. greenparty $726.18 3. SirJWAB $506.25 4. shaunsaville $423.25 5. XTrouble $336.11 6. Mikkie99* $294.62 7. mnbass1 $253.12 (bassmaster) 8. georgeMcfly $211.62 9. Impervious $153.53 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, September 9 had 58 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 83 re-buys, and 41 add-ons totaling $4,968. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,490 and 9th place getting $183. The nine finishers were: 1. helionic $1,490.58 2. nvrabbit47 $869.50 3. jfk87 $606.16 4. Carl0sDanger $506.79 5. VPIHokie1970 $402.45 (Josh Reynolds) 6. baboozle* $352.77 7. GamboolGood $303.08 8. POSTA $253.39 9. legum $183.83 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, September 10 had 53 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 60 re-buys, and 35 add-ons totaling $4,040.40. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,212 and 9th place getting $149. The nine finishers were: 1. leona $1,212.12 2. bcmclawh $707.07 (bcm4924) 3. scross $492.92 4. helionic $412.12 5. cohen1 $327.27 6. stiverson530 $286.86 7. Simple8* $246.46 8. Mikeciti $206.06 9. Rook1122 $149.49 ------------------------------ WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Thursday, September 11 had 68 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 78 re-buys, and 42 add-ons totaling $5,132. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,488 and 10th place getting $143. The ten finishers were: 1. daluxxx $1,488.39 2. kinggriff* $872.50 3. cohen1 $615.88 4. DowntownJohn $513.24 5. Bmorton84* $410.59 6. Volmy $354.13 7. samac123 $302.81 8. catfoodplate $251.48 9. PokerAddikt $179.63 10. nvrabbit47 $143.70 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Monday, September 8 had 22 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 15 rebuys and 12 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,229.50. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,003 and 4th place getting $267. The four finishers were: 1. MRSILLYHEAD $1,003.27 2. anonymous $557.38 3. RAIZEDAISY $401.31 4. easye* $267.54 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Tuesday, September 9 had 22 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 18 rebuys and 13 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,411.50. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,085 and 4th place getting $289. The four finishers were: 1. Sundae420 $1,085.17 2. fred 101* $602.88 3. reddog2112* $434.07 4. MRSILLYHEAD $289.38 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Wednesday, September 10 had 16 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 10 rebuys and 7 add-ons generating a prize pool of $1,501.50 and creating an overlay of $498.50. 3 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,000 and 3rd place getting $400. The three finishers were: 1. CheifKeef $1,000 2. pfink1 $600 3. commatoast $400
  11. PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with DennisGaka vegaslife, who has been a member since 2013. He has been living in Nevada for over seven years and can be seen almost every day in many of the tournaments with guarantees of $500 or more. He is a grinder, making his living playing online at two of the Nevada sites, WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker. PocketFives: Where'd you get your user name from? vegaslife: On April 19, 2009, my daughter Eliza was born. I never would've thought in a million years I would be raising a life in Vegas. It was mind-boggling just knowing she's my little "vegaslife." PocketFives: How or why did youstart playing online poker? vegaslife: Back in 2007, I moved to Las Vegas from Milwaukee with a job transfer and a relative living there, so it was the perfect situation. Before going back to work, I sat around the house to kill time playing freerolls on Absolute Poker. After a week or so, the site deposited $10 into my real money account. I won a $1 MTT for $2, then entered a $20 MTT and took it down for $1,000. After I received my first check in the mail for $900, I thought it was too good to be true. Throughout the next year or two, I was playing here and there, winning and losing, and stopped playing completely after my child was born, as I had no time to play. PocketFives: To what do you attribute your current online success? vegaslife: I always had a knack for strategy games, math games, and meta games. It all started when I was learning chess and card games back when I was 10. In middle school, I was on the chess team and by high school, I was grinding for money and smokes playing spades after school. Also, reading and studying a lot of poker books and videos played a huge part, as did watching and playing with the top players on the sites. PocketFives: How do you prepare yourself before a tournament? vegaslife: I get all of the stuff I need around me first: Red Bull, headphones, poker books, pen and paper, snacks, cell phone, etc. It can be tough to get up and grab something with four or six tournaments going at once. A lot of times, I'll make personal goals for daily, weekly, or monthly results and improvements I need to be a better player, So I like to go over my log book every day to see where am at. PocketFives: What made you decide to choose poker as a career? vegaslife: It almost feels like it chose me. In June of last year, I was fired from my job. I wasn't having any luck finding a new job right away and at this time Nevada had just legalized online poker. I deposited $50 onto Ultimate Poker knowing it was a possibility to make a few extra bucks while looking for work. I was grinding the Step Sit and Gos on Ultimate for a while. In a few weeks' span, I would win 100 Step 2 tickets at $0.25 each and then parley all of my tickets into the higher steps. By that time, I was cashing for $10, $20, and even over $100 if I made it to the highest sit and go, which was a Step 5: $40 buy-in without a ticket. After doing this for about a month, I was able to get my bankroll up to over $600. At this point, I started studying poker more, meeting poker players, and decided to take it seriously. I played and studied every day for a few months about bankroll management, MTT strategy, and sit and go strategy. After a few small deposits and the passing of the new year, I stopped looking for a job, as I was making enough playing poker to live on. PocketFives: How do you select your hours to grind? vegaslife: Most MTTs run between 5pm and 11pm, so basically I play three or four weeknights around that time and noon until midnight on the weekends unless I am playing live somewhere. PocketFives: How do you pick what games or events you want to buy into? vegaslife: Right now, my bankroll only allows between $80 and $120 worth of buy-ins for each site per day, so I'll play four or five smaller buy-ins on each Nevada site or a couple of bigger buy-ins if I had a really good week and my bills are paid up. I'll play a few $100 buy-ins, as you have to take those shots. PocketFives: Is there anyone who helped change how you approach the gameof poker? vegaslife: I was able to meet up with a handful of players from this site who all are very solid players. One player for sure who helped me with some leaks was Michael Gatto (MDGPOKERon Ultimate Poker and wholefnshow on PocketFives).
  12. This weekend in Nevada, 12 PocketFives members made it to 16 final tables, cashing for over $10,000 collectively. Only DatDudeand georgemcflywere able to make it to first place. They also had two cashes each this weekend along with asianhustlerand voff. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with eight major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee on Sunday. WSOP.com had 489 runners vying for the 65 available prizes, totaling $44,671. The player with the highest individual cash was jdcandidatein the Sunday $15,000 for $4,350. jdcandidate now has over $15,000 in winnings in 2014. This weekend saw Ultimate Poker run four major events. There were 147 runners fighting for the 20 prize spots available, totaling $16,095. The Sunday $10,000 is now a re-entry event. The player with the highest individual cash was ColHanzLandain the Sunday $10,000 for $2,900. That event had an overlay of $991, as the guarantee was not met. This was his first cash on Ultimate Poker in 2014 in events with payouts approaching $1,000 or more for first place. He also plays on WSOP.com and has cashed for over $6,000 there this year. The following are the tournament results for this week from Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Newcomers to final tables in 2014 have an asterisk next to their name. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, October 31 had 50 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 76 rebuys and 34 add-ons creating a prize pool of $4,368. There were 8 winners with 1st place $1,397 and 8h place $227. The eight finishers were: 1. ColHanzLanda $1,397.76 2. DowntownJohn $786.24 3. aminchit $546.00 4. Luckboxbryan $458.64 5. DoctorZ $362.54 6. Fabio57 $318.86 7. Cyanever $270.81 (uncfan11) 8. freezer $227.13 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, November 1 had 49 runners buying in for $50($45.50+$4.50), 61 rebuys and 31 add-ons creating a prize pool of $6,415. There were 5 winners with 1st place $2,373 and 5th place $705. The 5 finishers were: 1. leona $2,373.73 2. gypsydealer $1,603.87 3. _RareStake_* $962.32 4. _Saint_ $769.86 5. Balmighty $705.70 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, November 1 had 51 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 34 re-entries and 32 add-ons creating a prize pool of $3,194. There were 6 winners with 1st place $1,117 and 6th place $255. The six finishers were: 1. dicma $1,117.93 2. RWinn $702.70 (RWinn) 3. brokefinger $479.11 (asianhustler) 4. donsombra $351.35 5. Peaches $287.46 6. RareStake $255.52 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, November 1 had 70 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 76 re-buys, and 53 add-ons totaling $5,532. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,575 and 10th place getting $152. The ten finishers were: 1. missjrae $1,575.48 2. blacknot $923.55 3. voffvoffvoff $651.92 (voff) 4. _KQAA_ $543.27 5. Telemere $434.61 6. MrMayor $374.85 7. INEFFABLE $320.52 8. jfk87 $266.20 (jfk87) 9. SirJWAB $190.14 (Sir) 10. GeorgeMcfly $152.11 (georgeMcfly) ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee November 2 had 66 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $3,003. There were 8 winners with 1st place $930 and 8th place $135. The eight finishers were: 1. holdemxpert* $930.93 2. Impervious $630.63 3. jjmalaprop $390.39 4. FlipAAAA $300.30 5. CashPlays $255.25 6. 4jokerakickr $195.19 7. respeckt $165.16 8. Wolf_51 $135.13 (Wolf_51) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $15K Guarantee for Sunday, November 2, had 72 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $13,320 creating an overlay of $1,680. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $4,350 and 10th place $420. The ten finishers were: 1. jdcandidate $4,350 2. BachoB $2,550 (BachoB) 3. NICKKKK $1,800 4. wininsuitsme* $1,500 5. voffvoffvoff $1,200 (voff) 6. GringoGordo $1,035 7. 3betchampion $885 8. suebee1999 $735 9. BTCBlade $525 10. jchak $420 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, November 2 had 61 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 83 re-buys, and 45 add-ons totaling $5,159. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,496 and 10th place getting $144. The ten finishers were: 1. georgeMcfly $1,496.31 (georgeMcfly) 2. DowntownJohn $877.14 3. mlawson $619.16 4. lindleyloo $515.97 (lindeyloo22) 5. VPIHokie1970 $412.77 (Josh Reynolds) 6. Impervious $356.01 7. FlopShopper $304.42 8. aminchit $252.82 9. Fade2Black $180.58 10. catfoodplate $144.47 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly, Friday, October 31 had 20 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 14 rebuys and 11 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,047. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $921 and 4th place getting $245. The four finishers were: 1. FLUFFYBUNNY $921.37 2. Simba777 $511.88 3. hocash $368.55 4. 8killerrot8 $245.70 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R/A, Saturday, November 1, had 18 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 13 rebuys and 8 add-ons generating a prize pool of $1,774.50 and creating an overlay of $225.50. 3 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,000 and 3rd place getting $400. The three finishers were: 1. DatDude $1,000 (DatDude) 2. _Saint_ $600 3. Royal53* $400 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $10,000 Sunday, November 2, had 86 runners buying in for $100 each ($91.00+9.00) and 13 re-entries generating a prize pool of $9,009 and creating an overlay of $991. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $2,900 and 9th place getting $300. The nine finishers were: 1. ColHanzLanda* $2,900 2. shgturtle* $2,000 3. AAAAJR* $1,500 4. Studbolt* $1,000 5. ReddishApe $800 6. FeelsGoodMan $600 7. KINGKUSH911 $500 8. FlipAAAA $400 9. Rhazzard1985* $300 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R&A, Sunday, November 2, had 23 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 11 rebuys and 11 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,047.50. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $921 and 4th place getting $245. The four finishers were: 1. OUTonBAIL $921.37 2. Rick2007 $511.88 3. Kristin $368.55 4. DatDude $245.70 (DatDude) Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? 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  13. This week in Nevada, eight PocketFives members made it to 13 final tables, cashing for over $6,000 collectively. ValueTown(pictured) had a first place finish. georgemcfly, LuckSackGMZ, scross, Sir, and ValueTown each impressively cashed twice this week. WSOP.com ran all four $3,000 events as scheduled. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 266 runners for a total prize pool of $19,982, with 40 spots being paid. The player with the highest cash win was BSHriever5with a payout of $1,504 for taking down Tuesday night's event. BSHriever5 is approaching $60,000 in winnings in 2014 on WSOP.com. This week, Ultimate Poker held three of its four tournaments, the $2,000 Nightly events. The Wednesday event did not run. There were 61 runners, generating a prize pool of $6,595. The highest cash this week went to RunninGoodMCfor $1,146. RunninGoodMC also min-cashed on Tuesday night for $245 and now has over $18,000 this year on Ultimate Poker. The following are the tournament results for this week from Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Newcomers to final tables this year have an asterisk next to their name. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Monday, November 3 had 65 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 67 re-buys, and 43 add-ons totaling $4,777. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,385 and 10th place getting $133. The ten finishers were: 1. STANTON* $1,385.47 2. georgeMcfly $812.17 (georgeMcfly) 3. nikkielee $573.30 4. bala12* $477.75 5. mnbass1 $382.20 (bassmaster) 6. XTrouble $329.64 7. bballstud21 $281.87 8. Procer $234.09 9. MrMayor $167.21 10. newhippy $133.77 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, November 4 had 69 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 72 re-buys, and 49 add-ons totaling $5,187. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,504 and 10th place getting $145. The ten finishers were: 1. BSHriever5 $1,504.23 2. aminchit $881.79 3. fishn.chips $622.44 4. HIREDSHOOTER $518.70 5. Bakan* $414.95 6. scross $357.90 (scross) 7. _Saint_ $306.03 8. cohen1 $254.16 9. Scadush $181.54 10. Peaches $145.23 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, November 5 had 66 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 73 re-buys, and 46 add-ons totaling $5,050. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,464 and 10th place getting $141. The ten finishers were: 1. chair* $1,464.64 2. georgeMcfly $858.58 (georgeMcfly) 3. G.Becks $606.06 4. dudasdb $505.05 (dudasdb) 5. CindrllaMan $404.04 (LuckSackGMZ) 6. STANTON* $348.48 7. Goscorp $297.97 8. MrMayor $247.47 9. SirJWAB $176.76 (Sir) 10. Puglist* $141.41 ------------------------------ WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Thursday, November 6 had 66 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 75 re-buys, and 41 add-ons totaling $4,968. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,440 and 10th place getting $139. The ten finishers were: 1. johnjh1 $1,440.89 2. SirJWAB $844.66 (Sir) 3. CindrllaMan $596.23 (LuckSackGMZ) 4. Balmighty $496.86 5. wmagik2 $397.48 6. Mayham* $342.83 7. DragonSource $293.14 8. GusFring $243.46 9. scross $173.90 (scross) 10. legum $139.12 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker- the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Monday, November 3 had 20 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 24 rebuys and 12 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,548. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,146 and 4th place getting $305. The four finishers were: 1. RunninGoodMC $1,146.60 (ValueTown) 2. Bigslick166 $637.00 3. DJ Trapper* $458.64 4. Rvrh8r $305.76 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Tuesday, November 4 had 22 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 12 rebuys and 11 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,047. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $921 and 4th place getting $245. The four finishers were: 1. Kristin $921.37 2. ColHanzLanda $511.88 3. _Saint_ $368.55 4. RunninGoodMC $245.70 (ValueTown) ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 R&A Nightly, Thursday, November 6 had 19 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 15 rebuys and 7 add-ons generating a prize pool of $1,865.50 creating an overlay of $134.50. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $900 and 4th place getting $240. The four finishers were: 1. coolper $900 2. Kristin $500 3. Sundae420 $360 4. @MDGPoker $240 (wholefnshow)
  14. This week with the conclusion of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, PocketFives had the opportunity to talk with member Josh Reynolds. He won a Main Event entry on WSOP.comin Nevada and finished in the money, but unfortunately did not make it to the final nine this year. He tells us about his experience leading up to and during the event. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. PocketFives: 2014 was the first year that a regulated US poker site ran satellites to the WSOP. You won a Main Event entry by playing a satellite on WSOP.com. What was the reason you chose to play satellites to get into the WSOP? Josh Reynolds: As a poker player, this is what you live for and dream about. Going deep in a WSOP event and winning a bracelet is one of the ultimate goals for a player. Any time you have an opportunity to be able to play in these WSOP events for such small amounts of money, it is an awesome feeling and a great opportunity. PocketFives: Did you feel the satellites offered real value? Josh Reynolds: Yes. These satellites offer real value in that you have an opportunity to win an entry into the biggest and best $10,000 buy-in tournament in the world for only $1 to $215, depending on which route you choose to qualify through. Without these satellites, many of us without the bankroll to withstand a $10,000 hit would have otherwise been unable to play this prestigious event. PocketFives: Once you won your entry, what did you do to prepare yourself for it? Josh Reynolds: I did a few things that helped prepare myself for the Main Event. I had never played an event anywhere near this big and this is my first year in Vegas, so I had never played any WSOP before. So, I put together a small package of a few of the preliminary bracelet events I felt I had good value in to help me get more familiar and better acclimated with the whole WSOP setting at the Rio. Playing these events really helped prepare me, as I was able to learn from mistakes I was making and improve my game a great deal prior to the Main Event. Also, the night before the Main Event, there was a 25-seat satellite on WSOP.com I played, which for an online tournament had an amazing structure similar to the real Main Event. That unexpectedly ended up really helping prepare me for the structure of the Main Event. It lasted almost 12 hours late into the morning and really changed my outlook on how to approach an event like this. The days were very long and grueling, but even though your body feels exhausted, your adrenaline skyrockets, so I definitely was having more and more trouble trying to get to sleep each night. I'd be awake all hours of the night into the morning, so my friends and I were constantly researching my next day opponents and trying to prepare for the following day. I also got a room at the Rio for the entire length of the Main Event where I was able to keep my dog and it undoubtedly helped me to be able to stay in the casino throughout the event, as I was able to keep all my focus on the tournament and not have any outside worries and distractions. I owe a lot of credit to my friend Zee, who gave me a lot of confidence on my rail and selflessly helped me in numerous ways throughout the WSOP and this event to make a lot of this possible. Without his help, I don't know if this would have been possible or if I would have been able to have the same success I did, so I want to give him a huge shout out, as I truly appreciated it. Overall, my game was really sharp before the Main Event, so I was extremely confident and prepared going in. I felt comfortable throughout the entire tournament except for maybe on the bubble a little bit, as I was not really taking advantage of it to try and accumulate chips like I normally would. I have never played like this in any tournament before, but I really wanted to cash in my first Main Event and get at least the $18,000 min-cash before opening my game back up, as the money meant a great deal to me. Overall, I genuinely enjoyed this event and had a great time being able to live out my dream, but unfortunately it was not my time. PocketFives: You had a remarkable run and finished 302nd out of 6,683 entries for a payout of $33,374. Did you have 100% of yourself? Josh Reynolds: Thank you! Obviously after going so deep, I would have liked to be able to go further, so I was a little disappointed about that, but I feel fortunate and just thank god to have been blessed enough to have had this opportunity. And no, I did not have 100% of myself; I ended up swapping 1% each with three good friends of mine who are all exceptional players themselves and were also already playing in this event. I also chose to open up a small amount of myself to some of my prior investors of my preliminary event package, but as much of that action as I was willing to sell off sold out fairly quickly. It's unfortunate to not have all of yourself when you have a large score; however, swapping and selling action can help to reduce variance and allow you to be able to play more of the bigger buy-in events while staying within your bankroll. I'm very pleased with the end result. PocketFives: Do you have any plans for the 2015 WSOP? Josh Reynolds: Absolutely I would, and I'm already planning to in 2015 actually. I won a second seat to the Main Event at about 4:00am the morning my Main Event flight was to begin via the 25-seat scramble. They gave me a couple options on what I would be able to use that seat for and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it at first, but once I cashed in the Main Event it definitely helped make my decision easier. So, I chose the option to use the other seat in next year's WSOP Main Event. PocketFives: What are your future live tournament plans? Josh Reynolds: I would like to be able to play even more WSOP events next year. I'm really hoping that WSOP.com keeps running satellites to WSOP events more often. I feel these are really popular and draw new players to the site and I would like to have more opportunities to be able to satellite into some more of these events. I also plan on traveling to a few of the WSOP Circuit stops in this upcoming season. The ones I am considering are Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.
  15. This weekend in Nevada, six PocketFives members made it to final tables, winning a total of $5,323. Sir cashed in three events, winning over $2,000 for his efforts. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with seven of its eight major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee, Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee, Freezeout, and $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee. The $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday night did not run. WSOP.com had 404 runners vying for the 53 available prizes totaling $36,255. The player with the highest individual cash was G.Becks in the Sunday $15,000 for $4,350. That event had an overlay of $3,530, as the guarantee was not met. G.Becks also min-cashed in the Sunday Freezeout for $145. Of note, aminchithad a great weekend, with three first place finishes for over $3,500 total. This weekend saw Ultimate Poker run three of its four major events .There were 115 runners fighting for the 16 prize spots available totaling $14,000. The Saturday night $2,000 event did not run. The player with the highest individual cash was MRSILLYHEAD in the Sunday $10,000 for $3,200. That event had an overlay of $2,902, as the guarantee was not met. MRSILLYHEAD is approaching $15,000 in winnings in 2014. The following are the tournament results for this week from Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Newcomers to final tables have an asterisk next to their name. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, October 24 had 52 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 52 rebuys and 37 add-ons creating a prize pool of $3,849. There were 9 winners with 1st place $1,154 and 9th place $143. The nine finishers were: 1. aminchit $1,154.79 2. GusFring $673.62 3. Jitters $469.61 (Jitters) 4. lamma404 $392.62 5. ColHanzLanda $311.79 6. gypsydealer* $273.30 7. DashAlert $234.80 8. Mikeciti $196.31 9. helionic $142.42 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, October 25 had 40 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50), 37 rebuys and 30 add-ons creating a prize pool of $4,858 and creating an overlay of $131. There were 4 winners with 1st place $2,000 and 4th place $750. The four finishers were: 1. rome4me $2,000 2. Balmighty $1,250 3. royalflush24 $1,000 4. legum $750 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, October 25 had 45 runners buying in for $$30 ($27.30+$2.70), 20 re-entries and 24 add-ons creating a prize pool of $2,429 and creating an overlay of $570. There were five winners with 1st place $1,110 and 5th place $330. The five finishers were: 1. aminchit $1,110 2. SirJWAB $750 (Sir) 3. mdpvegas1 $450 4. SonoGirl* $360 5. Peaches $330 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee October 26 had 71 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $3,230. There were 8 winners with 1st place $1,001 and 8th place $145. The eight finishers were: 1. PackRackGG* $1,001.45 2. Impervious $678.40 3. rangers38 $419.96 4. gothunder $323.05 5. fishn.chips $274.59 6. 10Beards $209.98 7. SirJWAB $177.67 (Sir) 8. G.Becks $145.37 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 15K Guarantee for Sunday, October 26, had 82 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $11,470, creating an overlay of $3,530. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $4,350 and 10th place $420. The ten finishers were: 1. G.Becks $4,350 2. ColHanzLanda $2,550 3. BachoB $1,800 (BachoB) 4. Peaches $1,500 5. SirJWAB $1,200 (Sir) 6. mlawson $1,035 7. Stacked* $885 8. fishn.chips $735 9. movado13 $525 10. Impervious $420 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, October 26 had 60 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 55 re-buys, and 38 add-ons totaling $4,176. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,253 and 9th place getting $154. The nine finishers were: 1. aminchit $1,253.07 2. TheGoat21 $730.95 3. jchak $509.58 4. Kody10 $426.04 5. laffdiva* $338.32 6. lindleyloo $296.55 (lindeyloo22) 7. Zizi7 $254.79 8. altruizine $213.02 9. RedBaron* $154.54 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly, Friday, October 24, had 19 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) with 10 rebuys and 4 add-ons generating a prize pool of $1,501, creating an overlay of $499. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $900 and 4th place getting $240. The four finishers were: 1. FLUFFYBUNNY $900 2. DatDude $500 (DatDude) 3. commatoast $360 4. Persy* $240 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $10,000 Sunday, October 26, had 78 runners buying in for $100 each ($91.00+9.00) generating a prize pool of $7,098 and creating an overlay of $2,902. 8 spots were paid with 1st place $3,200 and 8th place getting $300. The nine finishers were: 1. MRSILLYHEAD $3,200 2. Bigslick166* $2,200 3. MattZman $1,500 4. OldManDan $1,000 5. driver-1 $800 6. bansman $600 7. md123 $400 8. theoldgeezer $300 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R&A, Sunday, October 26, had 18 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 9 rebuys and 6 add-ons generating a prize pool of $1,501 and creating an overlay of $498. 3 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,000 and 3rd place getting $400. The four finishers were: 1. swole2201 $1,000 2. _Saint_ $600 3. GOLDMINOR* $400
  16. This weekend in Nevada, 13 PocketFives members made it to 18 final tables and cashed for $11,506 collectively, or 17% of the available prize pool. ChaosTheoryled the way with over $3,100 in winnings. JCHAK(pictured) had the most cashes at three and took home over $1,373. Only one PocketFiver finished in first place, as ColHanzLanda won the Sunday Freezeout for $1,173. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with nine events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday, the $2K Sunday Freezeout, the $20,000 Sunday Guarantee, the $3,000 Guarantee Six-Max, and the $10K Sunday Reloader. WSOP.com had 645 runners vying for the 144 available prizes totaling $64,743. The player with the highest individual cash was SLAMDUNK in the Sunday $20,000 for $7,071, making him a back-to-back winner as he took down last week’s Sunday $20,000 as well. The following are the tournament results for this weekend from WSOP.com, one of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, August 14 had 81 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 103 re-buys, and 55 add-ons totaling $6,524. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,859 and 15th place getting $143. The top nine finishers were: 1. Asballer23 $1,859.53 2. georgeMcfly $1,076.57 (georgeMcfly) 3. 7dueced $652.47 (7dueced) 4. ChaosTheory $521.97 (ChaosTheory) 5. Whitey14 $450.20 6. Goscorp $384.95 7. blaise $319.71 8. bdv81 $221.83 9. dahani $176.16 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, August 15 had 47 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50), 45 rebuys and 29 add-ons creating a prize pool of $5,505. There were 5 winners with 1st place $2,037 and 5th place $605. The five finishers were: 1. Durden $2,037.03 2. FishOntilt $1,376.37 3. vanillashake $825.62 4. SOMEONEINLV $660.66 5. LongHair5150 $605.60 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, August 15 had 58 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 24 re-entries, and 32 add-ons totaling $3,112. 6 spots were paid with 1st place $1,089 and 6th place getting $248. The six finishers were: 1. Watson $1,089.27 2. back2back $684.68 3. _KQAA_ $466.83 4. bigfunnymone $342.34 5. Nutsinurface $280.09 (Nutsinurface) 6. SamuelAdam $248.97 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, August 15 had 60 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 57 re-buys, and 37 add-ons totaling $4,204. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,261 and 9th place getting $155. The nine finishers were: 1. dahani $1,261.26 2. Oilypete $735.73 3. legum $512.91 4. isldur $428.82 5. RichrdParker $340.54 (RichrdParker) 6. jchak $298.49 (JCHAK) 7. PurpleDeuce $256.45 8. Realist $214.41 9. 2inthechest $155.55 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee August 16 had 86 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $3,913. There were 10 winners with 1st place $1,173 and 10th place $97. The ten finishers were: 1. ColHanzLanda $1,173.90 (ColHanzLanda) 2. Cheeks $782.60 3. thakilla $469.56 4. basicplay $371.73 5. mrm71121 $313.04 6. SinCityLover $234.78 7. Rook1122 $195.65 8. dudasdb $156.52 (dudasdb) 9. TaterSalad59 $117.39 10. Oilypete $97.82 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $20K Guarantee for Sunday, August 16, had 139 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $25,715. 25 spots were paid with 1st place $7,071 and 25th place $308. The top nine finishers were: 1. SLAMDUNK $7,071.62 2. nutella $4,114.40 3. Norris $2,340.06 4. mdx88 $1,825.76 5. DontBl1nk $1,568.61 6. Neverthenuts $1,311.46 7. Piejay $1,002.88 8. PUREOG $642.87 9. freezer $462.87 (wsopfreezer) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A 6-Max $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, August 16 had 42 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 33 re-buys, and 28 add-ons totaling $2,812 and creating an overlay of $188. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,110 and 5th place getting $330. The five finishers were: 1. PVACC444 $1,110 2. jchak $750 (JCHAK) 3. attila $450 4. PowerKC $360 (Power) 5. PaulDewald $330 (PaulDewald) ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $10K GTD Sunday Reloader, August 16, had 59 runners buying in for $100 ($91+$9), 39 re-entries, and 33 add-ons for a total prize pool of $11,921. 6 spots were paid with 1st place $4,172 and 6th place $953. The six finishers were: 1. mlawson $4,172.35 2. ChaosTheory $2,622.62 (ChaosTheory) 3. GarGar $1,788.15 4. lindleyloo $1,311.31 (lindeyloo22) 5. Droseph $1,072.89 6. BTCBlade $953.68 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, August 16 had 73 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 81 re-buys, and 48 add-ons totaling $5,514. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,599 and 10th place getting $154. The ten finishers were: 1. SIT_TITE $1,599.23 2. bigboydough $937.48 3. JimmyH $661.75 4. Mavericks $551.46 5. dutch $441.16 6. georgeMcfly $380.50 (georgeMcfly) 7. jchak $325.36 (JCHAK) 8. SirJWAB $270.21 (Sir) 9. PowerKC $193.01 (Power) 10. isldur $154.40
  17. This weekend in Nevada, seven PocketFives members made it to 11 final tables and cashed for $8,056 collectively. Both bcm4924and lindeyloo22 (pictured) had three cashes each for $1,221 and $4,767 total, respectively. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with nine major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday, the $2K Sunday Freezeout, the $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee, the $3,000 Guarantee Six-Max, and the $10K Sunday Reloader. WSOP.com had 669 runners vying for the 92 available prizes totaling $68,383. Both the Saturday Re-Entry and the Sunday Six-Max failed to meet their guarantees, creating an overlay of $759 total. The player with the highest individual cash was PowerKCin the Sunday $15,000 for $7,427. The following are the tournament results for this weekend from WSOP.com, one of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, July 24 had 74 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 54 re-buys, and 46 add-ons totaling $4,750. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,377 and 10th place getting $133. The ten finishers were: 1. ChaosTheory $1,377.55 2. happymon $807.53 3. bcmclawh $570.02 (bcm4924) 4. prudence $475.02 5. ace_wsop $380.01 6. ktana $327.76 7. Tewright1787 $280.26 8. deposit $232.75 9. pokerkat $166.25 10. jchak $133.00 (JCHAK) ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, July 25 had 50 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50), 34 rebuys and 34 add-ons creating a prize pool of $5,369. There were 5 winners with 1st place $1,986 and 5th place $590. The five finishers were: 1. Fade2Black $1,986.53 2. lindleyloo $1,342.25 (lindeyloo22) 3. Perry_White $805.35 4. Castor $644.28 5. nvrabbit47 $590.59 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, July 25 had 47 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 21 re-entries, and 29 add-ons totaling $2,648, creating an overlay of $352. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,110 and 5th place getting $330. The five finishers were: 1. Fade2Black $1,110 2. BSHRiever5 $750 3. ZeeMan $450 4. Volmy $360 5. WhyTry $330 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, July 25 had 64 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 50 re-buys, and 45 add-ons totaling $4,340. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,258 and 10th place getting $121. The ten finishers were: 1. luckisreal $1,258.80 2. JimmyH $737.91 3. J_Whit $520.88 4. dutch $434.07 5. Nutsinurface $347.25 (Nutsinurface) 6. papaya $299.50 7. bcmclawh $256.10 (bcm4924) 8. ValueBet $212.69 9. Fish_Sauce $151.92 (Fish_Sauce) 10. geminisid $121.53 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee July 26 had 113 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $5,141. There were 15 winners with 1st place $1,439 and 15th place $107. The top nine finishers were: 1. pokerkat $1,439.62 2. gusfring $874.05 3. lrelv $544.99 4. Rubydear $442.16 5. CashPlays $390.75 6. trustfndbaby $272.49 7. dempops $221.08 8. luckisreal $169.66 9. ApokerJoker2 $138.82 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $15K Guarantee for Sunday, July 26, had 145 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $27,010. 25 spots were paid with 1st place $7,427 and 25th place $324. The top nine finishers were: 1. PowerKC $7,427.75 2. DixonYurbut $4,321.60 3. porch $2,457.91 4. bobwiley $1,917.71 5. prospro2 $1,647.61 6. Piejay $1,377.51 7. shibumi $1,053.39 8. 4jokerakickr $675.25 9. ApokerJoker2 $486.18 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A 6-Max $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, July 26 had 40 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 34 re-buys, and 21 add-ons totaling $2,593 and creating an overlay of $407. 4 spots were paid with 1st place $1,200 and 4th place getting $450. The four finishers were: 1. Private_ATM $1,200 2. lindleyloo $750 (lindeyloo22) 3. vegasino $600 4. wmagik2 $450 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $10K GTD Sunday Reloader, July 26, had 62 runners buying in for $100 ($9+1$9), 62 re-entries, and 41 add-ons for a total prize pool of $12,740. 8 spots were paid with 1st place $3,949 and 8th place $573. The eight finishers were: 1. Sgt.Pepper $3,949.40 2. lindleyloo $2,675.40 (lindeyloo22) 3. Rexgannon $1,656.20 4. SirJWAB $1,274.00 (Sir) 5. mdx88 $1,082.90 6. aminchit $828.10 7. helionic $700.70 8. RIDES98 $573.30 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, July 26 had 74 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 82 re-buys, and 54 add-ons totaling $5,733. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,662 and 10th place getting $160. The ten finishers were: 1. luckisreal $1,662.57 2. Castor $974.61 3. isldur $687.96 4. SanQuentin $573.30 5. umeus01 $458.64 6. bcmclawh $395.57 (bcm4924) 7. legum $338.24 8. doubleuwjr $280.91 9. Dumptruck $200.65 10. TURNTH3NUTS1 $160.52 (Freakinpoet76)
  18. In Nevada this week, WSOP.com ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for two $1,500 seats to the 2014 World Series of Poker. All of their events exceeded the guarantees. There were 236 runners with a total prize pool of $17,000. Two players who won a $1,500 ticket to an event at the 2014 WSOP were Forthekidsand Kryptonite1. The player with the highest cash win was ATLienwith a payout of $1,529 for taking down Friday night's event. ATLien is no stranger to these events, having made 12 final tables and winning three of the $3,000 events outright. Year-to-date earnings for ATLien are at $7,661. He started cashing in these events in December 2013 and has been seen making the money almost every week since. One of the volume players on WSOP.com to keep an eye on is brokefinger. He has cashed in almost 40 events this year, 13 of those being wins. He plays almost equally in the larger and smaller guarantee events with great results in both. This week, Ultimate Poker held four tournaments, the $2,500 Nightly events. There were 106 runners generating a prize pool of $10,829 and paying a total of 19 spots. The highest cash this week went to VegasPlayerfor $1,146, a relative newcomer to the final tables in the $2,500 events. He has made two final tables in the Sunday $10,000, winning one and cashing in the other. A very high-volume player on Ultimate Poker to keep an eye on is Rick2007, who has cashed 36 times this year for over $20,000 total. He has had five first place finishes to go along with seven second place finishes this year. The following are the tournament results for this week from Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com, two of the legal and regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Monday, April 14 had 63 runners buying in for $25, 68 re-buys for $25 and 37 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,200. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,218 and 10th place getting $117.60. The ten finishers were: 1. CPGodbey $1,218.00 2. suicidequ33n $714.00 3. GramerPolece $504.00 4. wmagik2 $420.00 5. Almondlatte $336.00 6. usmckid33 $289.80 7. janpartanna4 $247.80 8. tedlawson4 $205.80 9. tspinjr $147.00 10. DeepInYa $117.60 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, April 15 had 61 runners buying in for $25, 82 re-buys for $25 and 37 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,500. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,305 and 10th place getting $126. The ten finishers were: 1. daluxxx $1,305.00 2. snf49ers80 $765.00 3. Wolf_51 $540.00 4. SuGaRaY71 $450.00 5. xaythavone $360.00 6. tspinjr $310.50 7. XTrouble $265.50 8. mlawson $220.50 9. JTIME $157.50 10. scross $126.00 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $27.50 R&A WSOP $1,500 Satellite ran on Wednesday, April 16 with two seats for a WSOP $1,500 event as a prize. There were 46 runners, 36 re-buys for $25, 39 add-ons for $25, totaling $3,025. 3 spots were paid with 1st and 2nd place each getting an entry to a $1,500 WSOP 2014 event and 3rd place getting $25. The three finishers were: 1. Forthekids $1,500 WSOP Event Entry 2. Kryptonite1 $1,500 WSOP Event Entry 3. Wolfpack211 $25 ------------------------------ WSOP.com the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Thursday, April 17 had 66 runners buying in for $25, 101 re-buys for $25 and 44 add-ons for $25, totaling $5,275. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,529.75 and 10th place getting $147.70. The ten finishers were: 1. ATLien $1,529.75 2. Fowlrig $896.75 3. Forthekids $633.00 4. astroboy $527.50 5. FromBehind $422.00 6. MrMayor $363.97 7. moanlikemoon $311.22 8. ImAnOakMan $258.47 9. brokefinger $184.62 10. papaya $147.70 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Monday, April 14 had 26 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $2684.50. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,073.79 and 5th place getting $214.76. The five finishers were: 1. DonnieDarko $1,073.79 2. Sundae420 $724.82 3. Cash Plays $402.68 4. Pokerkitty $268.45 5. allprowi $214.76 (Iamtheflower) ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Tuesday, April 15 had 29 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $2775.50. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,110.19 and 5th place getting $222.04. The five finishers were: 1. mayor999 $1,110.19 2. playtowin $749.39 3. Pokerkitty $416.33 4. JP $277.55 5. pokerdoc $222.04 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Wednesday, April 16 had 28 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $2,821. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,128.40 and 5th place getting $225.68. The five finishers were: 1. luckboxbryan $1,128.40 2. allprowi $761.67 (Iamtheflower) 3. freephildirt $423.15 4. Kado10 $282.10 5. Nate Staley $225.68 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Thursday, April 16 had 23 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $2,548. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,146.60 and 4th place getting $305.76. The four finishers were: 1. VegasPlayer $1,146.60 2. Rick2007 $637.00 3. USCphildo $458.64 (USCphildo) 4. DeadSpread $305.76 Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  19. In Nevada, WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the WSOP $10,000 Main Event Qualifier, Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee, and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday. WSOP.com had 382 runners vying for the 50 available prizes totaling $45,200. One of the events was a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000. The player with the highest individual prize this weekend on WSOP.com was DiaperChangerin the WSOP Main Event Qualifier, winning a $10,000 seat into the Main Event. This was his first cash of the year. Not a bad way to start. The player with the highest cash prize this weekend was SilverMoon, who took down the $15,000 Sunday Guarantee for $4,902 and the $3,000 Sunday Re-Entry event for $1,050. With five cashes to date, SilverMoon has won over $7,000 in the last four months and is on a hot streak. With a win on Friday in the $3,000 Daily R&A, brokefingerhas 17 cashes and over $8,000 in wins and is steadily increasing his bankroll. He has over 10 first place finishes in the lower guarantee events, proving he is the real deal. This weekend saw Ultimate Poker run four major events. There were 163 runners fighting for the 20 prize spots available, totaling $18,412. The player with the highest individual cash was INtheMOMENTin the Sunday $10,000 for $2,900. That event had an overlay of $1,082, as the guarantee was not met. This was his third cash since February. luckisrealcontinued to add to an impressive win total by taking down the $2,500 Nightly on Sunday and taking second place in the Sunday $3,000 R&A. With 34 cashes on Ultimate Poker and 22 on WSOP.com for over $33,000 combined, he is a player to keep an eye on this summer. The following are the tournament results for the weekend from WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker, two of the legal and regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada pokercommunity for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, April 18, had 54 runners buying in for $25, 52 re-buys for $25, and 28 add-ons for $25, totaling $3,350. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,005 and 9th place $123.95. The nine finishers were: 1. brokefinger $1,005.00 (asianhustler) 2. chequesplay $586.25 3. laitalmn $408.70 4. RURAHRAHRAH $341.70 5. _theP_ $271.35 6. VPIHokie1970 $237.85 7. AmazingAK47 $204.35 8. GramerPolece $170.85 9. RWinn $123.95 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com the Weekend Warm-Up $55 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, April 19 had 39 runners buying in for $55($50+5), 29 rebuys and 24 add-ons creating a prize pool of $4,600 and an overlay of $400. There were 4 winners with 1st place $2,000 and 4th place $750. The four finishers were: 1. lvoutlaw $2000 2. thesandman $1250 3. Habibi $1000 4. scross $750 --------------------- WSOP.com the $33 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, April 19 had 56 runners buying in for $33($30+3), and 30 re-entries for $30 creating a prize pool of $2,580 and an overlay of $420. There were 6 winners with 1st place $1,050 and 6th place $240. The six finishers were: 1. SilverMoon $1,050 2. bucx01 $660 3. oceanshark14 $450 4. whiteyslacks $330 5. IBEENGrindN $270 (IBEENGrindN) 6. COOKIEBEAR $240 --------------------- WSOP.com the $215 Qualifier to the 2014 WSOP $10,000 Main Event ran on Saturday, April 19. There were 35 runners buying in for $215($200+15) creating a prize pool of $7,000 and an overlay of $3,000. The first place finisher won a $10,000 entry to the 2014 WSOP Main Event. 1. DiaperChanger $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $55 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $1000 Guarantee April 20 had 54 runners buying in for $55($50+5) creating a prize pool of $2,700. There were 6 winners with 1st place $945 and 6th place $216. The six finishers were: 1. JaminOnFaces $945 2. sandmanjd $594 3. UpInSmoke $405 4. CindrllaMan $297 (LuckSackGMZ) 5. Sir1_Sack_U $243 6. BadBeatKid $216 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, April 20, had 58 runners buying in for $25, 66 re-buys for $25, and 34 add-ons for $25, totaling $3,950. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,185 and 9th place $146.15. The nine finishers were: 1. ChipChump $1,185.00 2. Dumptruck $691.25 3. CindrllaMan $481.90 (LuckSackGMZ) 4. mnbass1 $402.90 5. legum $319.95 6. daluxxx $280.45 7. Who_Is_Ivey $240.95 8. VPIHokie1970 $201.45 9. nice_ace $146.15 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the 15K Guarantee for Sunday, April 20, had 86 runners buying in for $215 ($200+$15) for a total prize pool of $17,200. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $4,902 and 15th place $378.40. The top nine finishers were: 1. SilverMoon $4,902.00 2. Rook1122 $2,838.00 3. nutsplease $1,720.00 4. SIT_TITE $1,376.00 5. Mikeciti $1,186.80 6. moanlikemoon $1,014.80 7. PaulDewald $842.80 (PremiumStud) 8. dicma $584.80 9. aggie69 $464.40 ------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,500 Nightly R/A, Saturday, April 19, had 23 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) generating a prize pool of $2,500. 4 spots were paid with 1st place $1,125 and 4th place getting $300. The four finishers were: 1. allprowi $1,125 (Iamtheflower) 2. DeadSpread $625 3. Butters $450 4. toto95 $300 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $3,000 Sunday R&A for April 20, had 17 runners buying in for $75 each ($68.25+6.75) generating a prize pool of $3,412.50. 3 spots were paid with 1st place $1,706.25 and 3rd place getting $682.50. The three finishers were: 1. feeltheflow $1,706.25 2. luckisreal $1,023.75 3. chenoaboy $682.50 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $10,000 Sunday, April 20, had 98 runners buying in for $100 each ($91.00+9.00) generating a prize pool of $8,918 and creating an overlay of $1,082. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $2,900 and 9th place getting $300. The nine finishers were: 1. INtheMOMENT $2,900 2. Butters $2,000 3. Rick2007 $1,500 4. freephildirt $1,000 5. Slickest $800 6. lvkid7 $600 (lvkid7) 7. HumorMe $500 8. bansman $400 9. VegasPlayer $300 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $2,500 Nightly R&A, Sunday, April 20, had 25 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $2,500. 4 spots were paid with 1st place $1,125 and 4th place getting $300. The four finishers were: 1. luckisreal $1,125 2. BHanks11 $625 (BHanks11) 3. snakeyes $450 4. JP $300 Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? 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  20. PocketFives had the opportunity to chat with one of our newest members, Butters. He lives in Nevada and has been successfully grinding on both WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker, two of the regulated sites in the state. Butters' body of work speaks for itself. Earning over $44,000 from both sites in games with payouts of $1,000 or more for first place is not the only place you will find him grinding. Most nights, Butters is playing in an average of eight or nine tournaments. He even plays in the guaranteed PLO Hi/Lo tournaments that run every other day on WSOP.com. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. PocketFives: Do you have any preference between WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker? Butters: Ultimate Poker has the best support and cashier, while WSOP.com has the best action. PocketFives: Where and what type of games do you frequent online? Butters: WSOP.com - PLO cash and MTTs. Ultimate Poker – heads-up sit and gos, PLO cash, and MTTs. PocketFives: Talk about your cash game play. Butters: I play mostly six-max and heads-up PLO. I also play heads-up LHE and NLHE. I am bored by NLHE for the most part and find PLO to be less reggy. PocketFives: What do you like best about playing online poker? Butters: Heads-up action. PocketFives: Do you have any plans to play at the Rio at the WSOP? Butters: I've played a little so far with no luck. In the Millionaire Maker, I went card dead on the first bullet and lost T-T to a set when I was short on a nine-high board. On the second bullet, I had 6-6 on a flop of 2-6-9 with two clubs. I bet, he raised, I re-raised, and he flatted. The turn was a five and I bet three-fifths of the pot. He went all-in for 600 more and had 8-7 offsuit for the nuts. So far, I have had no luck, but I will be playing a few more events I'm sure. I will definitely be playing the $1,500 PLO and the Main Event. I am going to be playing some $5-$5 PLO at Rio this month as well. PocketFives: How did you choose your player name? Butters: I couldn't think of a screen name and was watching "South Park."
  21. This weekend in Nevada, 13 PocketFives members made it to 16 final tables, cashing for $15,385 total, representing almost 20% of the available prize pool. Handsomemaxx, jmd123(pictured), and Sir each won tournaments for over $5,493 collectively. WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with nine major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday, the $2K Sunday FreezeOut, the $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee, the $3,000 Guarantee Six-Max, and the $10K Sunday Reloader. In addition, there was a $2,500 Easter Team Tournament. Players had to choose a team and compete for 20% of the total prize pool. The remaining 80% was paid out based on where a player finished regardless of the team the player had chosen. WSOP.com had 742 runners vying for the 112 available prizes totaling $79,790. The player with the highest individual cash was johnsonck in the Sunday $15,000 for $7,020. The following are the tournament results for this weekend from WSOP.com, one of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, April 3 had 78 runners buying in for $30 each ($27.30+$2.70), 95 re-buys, and 54 add-ons totaling $6,197. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,766 and 15th place getting $136. The top nine finishers were: 1. Dobie88 $1,766.17 (jmd123) 2. Legum $1,022.52 3. RPG333 $619.71 4. Vegas_cuban $495.76 5. Castor $427.59 6. Slickest $365.62 7. Tuffy1 $303.65 8. RWinn $210.70 (RWinn) 9. Wally42 $167.32 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $50 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, April 4 had 68 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50), 66 rebuys and 39 add-ons creating a prize pool of $7,871. There were 8 winners with 1st place $2,440 and 8th place $354. The eight finishers were: 1. SirJWAB $2,440.16 (Sir) 2. Dtclove $1,653.01 3. Scross $1,023.29 (scross) 4. Fortunelife $787.15 5. PaulDewald $669.07 (PremiumStud) 6. Theguf $511.64 7. DowntownJohn $432.93 8. Mikeciti $354.21 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $30 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, April 4 had 62 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 31 re-entries, and 39 add-ons totaling $3,603. 8 spots were paid with 1st place $1,117 and 8th place getting $162. The eight finishers were: 1. Dooshlaloosh $1,117.11 2. Skellyfactor $756.75 3. Sgt.Pepper $468.46 4. ReddishApe $360.36 5. BBKings $306.30 6. BossFrog23 $234.23 7. GODANDME $198.19 8. Stickystax $162.16 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, April 4 had 65 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 73 re-buys, and 41 add-ons totaling $4,886. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,417 and 10th place getting $136. The ten finishers were: 1. Invasion1 $1,417.14 2. Theplumbr $830.73 3. Jdcandidate $586.40 4. Butters $488.67 (Butters) 5. JaminOnFaces $390.93 (JaminOnFaces) 6. PaulDewald $337.18 (PremiumStud) 7. Asianguyaces $288.31 8. Nevada $239.44 9. Winco $171.03 10. Carl0sDanger $136.82 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $50 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $2000 Guarantee April 5 had 101 runners buying in for $50 ($45.50+$4.50) creating a prize pool of $4,595. There were 15 winners with 1st place $1,286 and 15th place $96. The top nine finishers were: 1. Handsomemaxx $1,286.74 (Handsomemaxx) 2. leona $781.23 3. bk1048 $487.12 4. VegasJF $395.21 (VegasJF) 5. SamuelAdam $349.25 6. roberts34 $243.56 7. themarksman $197.60 8. bcmclawh $151.65 (bcm4924) 9. Drillspy $124.07 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $25 R&A Easter Team Tournament, April 5 had 205 runners buying in for $25 each ($23+$2), 228 re-buys at $15, and 142 add-ons at $15 totaling $10,265 ($2,053 was reserved to be shared equally for winning team having the most points. Team Bad Beat Bunny had 93 players while Team Sir Flops A Lot had 112 players. Team Sir Flops A Lot had the most points and each of the team won $18.33 for their participation in the team. For the regular prize pool of $8,212, 50 spots were paid with 1st place $1,970 and 50th place getting $36.95. The top nine finishers were: 1. RJM4U $1,970.88 2. dobie88 $1,231.80 (jmd123) 3. granny521 $640.53 4. mclark3406 $558.41 5. SuccessfuL $476.29 6. leona $394.17 7. Matt_Taylor $295.63 8. 28.06.42.12 $188.87 9. squinn40 $164.24 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $15K Guarantee for Sunday, April 5, had 138 runners buying in for $200 ($185+$15) for a total prize pool of $25,530. 25 spots were paid with 1st place $7,020 and 25th place $306. The top nine finishers were: 1. johnsonck $7,020.75 2. zentrain $4,084.80 3. FromBehind $2,323.23 4. tzone63 $1,812.63 5. aggie69 $1,557.33 6. djpogi22 $1,302.03 7. Rainey $995.67 8. coffmaer $638.25 9. Don_Key $459.54 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A 6-Max $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, April 5 had 57 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 45 re-buys, and 40 add-ons totaling $3,876. 6 spots were paid with 1st place $1,356 and 6th place getting $310. The six finishers were: 1. Randyg06 $1,356.81 2. luckisreal $852.85 3. Guypie $581.49 4. MOMINIE $426.42 5. Spew_Artist $348.89 6. scroad $310.12 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $10K GTD Sunday Reloader, April 5, had 99 runners buying in for $100 ($91+$9), 37 re-entries, and 56 add-ons for a total prize pool of $17,472. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $5,241 and 10th place $436. The ten finishers were: 1. PJG_66 $5,241.60 2. jchak $3,494.40 (JCHAK) 3. GOOSE15 $2,096.64 4. skellyfactor $1,659.84 5. BTCBlade $1,397.76 6. ktana $1,048.32 7. Impervious $873.60 8. ValueTown $698.88 (ValueTown) 9. Maynardo $524.16 10. aironie1 $436.80 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $30 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, April 5 had 76 runners buying in for $30 ($27.30+$2.70), 85 re-buys, and 50 add-ons totaling $5,760. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,641 and 15th place getting $126. The top nine finishers were: 1. Zewynn $1,641.68 2. whiteyslacks $950.44 3. Carl0sDanger $576.03 4. ZenSatori $460.82 (ZenEnso) 5. Durden $397.46 6. jchak $339.85 (JCHAK) 7. lvroller $282.25 8. Gamboolgood $195.85 9. DeGlutenous $155.52
  22. In Nevada, WSOP.com ran three of its four $3,000 events as scheduled. On Wednesday, the site ran a special satellite for $1,500 seats to the 2014 World Series of Poker. All of the events exceeded the guarantees. There were 249 runners with a total prize pool of 18,025, paying a total of 33 spots. The players with the highest valued prizes won were ZenTrainand Bob_Loblaw, each winning a $1,500 seat to an upcoming WSOP event. The player with the highest cash win was luckisreal (pictured), with a payout of $1,479 for taking down Tuesday night's event. Hecashed in Thursday's event for $555 and is seen on many of the final tables on the major Nevada sites. Up-and-comers to keep an eye on are dial_up and ValueTown. These players are seen regularly in the lower buy-in events and are taking shots at the higher paying events. This week, Ultimate Poker held four tournaments, the $2,500 Nightly events. There were 131 runners who generated a total prize pool of $12,695. The highest cashes this week went to zzpop63and BUDDA, each taking down an event for $1,328. BUDDA took down two of the four events this week. On the Ultimate Poker site, both BUDDA and the solution are making waves, taking down events and also making final tables together. Keep an eye on them this summer. The following are the tournament results for this week from Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com, two of the legal and regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Monday, March 24 had 73 runners buying in for $25, 86 re-buys for $25 and 33 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,800. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,392.00 and 10th place getting $134.40. The ten finishers were: 1. magi1 $1,392.00 2. whiteyslacks $816.00 3. 1ScarryHarry $576.00 4. jchak $480.00 5. ValueTown $384.00 (ValueTown) 6. usmcdad33 $331.20 7. astroboy $283.20 8. maddogjim $235.20 9. daluxxx $168.00 10. Zizi7 $134.40 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, March 25 had 63 runners buying in for $25, 98 re-buys for $25 and 43 add-ons for $25, totaling $5,100. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,479 and 10th place getting $142.80. The ten finishers were: 1. luckisreal $1,479.00 2. Sir1_Sack_U $867.00 3. brokefinger$612.00 4. SamuelAdam $510.00 5. jchak $408.00 6. pgreazy19 $351.90 7. Rick2007 $300.90 8. Godfather1 $249.90 9. TEEPS $178.50 10. Lovepkrguys $142.80 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A WSOP $1,500 Satellite ran on Wednesday, March 26 with two seats for a WSOP $1,500 event as a prize. There were 50 runners, 49 re-buys for $25, 41 add-ons for $25, totaling $3,500. 3 spots were paid with 1st and 2nd place each getting an entry to a $1,500 WSOP 2014 event and 3rd place getting $500. The three finishers were: 1. ZenTrain $1,500 WSOP event entry 2. Bob_Loblaw $1,500 WSOP event entry 3. Tahoe_papa $500 WSOP event entry ------------------------------ WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Thursday, March 27 had 63 runners buying in for $25, 88 re-buys for $25 and 34 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,625. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,341.25 and 10th place getting $129.50. The ten finishers were: 1. dial_up $1,341.25 2. BeTheLight $786.25 3. luckisreal $555.00 4. daluxxx $462.50 5. whiteyslacks $370.00 6. SuGaRaY71 $319.12 7. astroboy $272.87 8. butters $226.62 9. PlzDontCall $161.87 10. Godfather1 $129.50 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Monday, March 24 had 32 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $3,321.50. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,328.59 and 5th place getting $265.72. The five finishers were: 1. zzpop63 $1,328.59 2. FLUFFYBUNNY $896.81 3. Sundae420 $498.23 4. SLOPHOUSE $332.15 5. luckisreal $265.72 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Tuesday, March 25 had 31 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $3,321.50. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,328.59 and 5th place getting $265.72. The five finishers were: 1. BUDDA $1,328.59 2. the solution $896.81 3. JP $498.23 4. kenny rogers $332.15 5. DeadSpread $265.72 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Wednesday, March 26 had 34 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $3,003. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,201.20 and 5th place getting $240.24. The five finishers were: 1. the solution $1,201.20 2. AmazingAK47 $810.81 3. allprowi $450.45 4. Ivy702allin $300.30 5. Gametime $240.24 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,500 R&A Nightly, Thursday, March 27 had 34 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $3,048.50. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,219.39 and 5th place getting $243.88. The five finishers were: 1. BUDDA $1,219.39 2. the solution $823.10 3. luckisreal $457.28 4. Xaston $304.85 5. BadBeat $243.88 Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  23. In Nevada, WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Guarantee on Sunday. WSOP.com had 420 runners vying for the available prizes totaling $42,150. The player with the highest individual cash was bk1048in the Sunday $15,000 for $4,902. With five final tables this year, bk1048 now has over $7,500 in winnings. Of note on WSOP.com was the seven cashes made by BSHriever5in the last seven days including the takedown of the Weekend Warm-Up on Saturday for $2,060. He has over $48,000 in winnings this year. This weekend saw Ultimate Poker run three of its major events, as the Nightly $2K on Friday did not run to completion. There were 150 runners fighting for the 18 prize spots available totaling $14,868. The player with the highest individual cash was fordhardin the Sunday $10,000 for $2,900. This was the first final table for fordhard. The Sunday $10,000 had an overlay of $1,173, as the guarantee was not met. Of note on Ultimate Poker this week was needs_a_boat, who had a first place finish on Sunday night and second place finish on Saturday night in the $2K Nightly events. needs_a_boat now has over $5,000 in winnings for the year. The following are the tournament results for the weekend from WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, August 15 had 58 runners buying in for $25, 86 re-buys for $25, and 41 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,625. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,387 and 9th place $171. The top nine finishers were: 1. Procer $1,387.50 2. RWinn $809.37 (RWinn) 3. nuknuk420 $564.25 4. CtrlAltDel $471.75 (Seeley7) 5. Citrus $374.62 6. BShriever5 $328.37 7. jchak $282.12 8. RichrdParker $235.87 (RichrdParker) 9. vegasbiker $171.12 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $55 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, August 16 had 38 runners buying in for $55($50+5), 40 rebuys and 25 add-ons creating a prize pool of $5,150. There were 4 winners with 1st place $2,060 and 4th place $772. The four finishers were: 1. BSHriever5 $2,060.00 2. ACEHI911 $1,287.50 3. TheGoat21 $1,030.00 4. greenparty $772.50 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $33 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, August 16 had 60 runners buying in for $33($30+3), and 34 re-entries for $30 creating a prize pool of $2,820 and creating an overlay of $180. There were 6 winners with 1st place $1,050 and 6th place $240. The six finishers were: 1. samac $1,050 2. izzy383 $660 3. jjmalaprop $450 4. BSHriever5 $330 5. mnbass1 $270 (bassmaster) 6. SOMEONEINLV $240 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, August 16, had 52 runners buying in for $25, 84 re-buys for $25, and 37 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,325. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,297 and 9th place $160. The nine finishers were: 1. GOLF_IS_LIFE $1,297.50 2. luckisreal $756.87 3. astroboy $527.65 4. TheGoat21 $441.15 5. OJlimpson $350.32 6. georgeMcfly $307.07 7. lvroller $263.82 8. Margrave $220.57 9. BIGBUCKSV $160.02 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $55 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $1000 Guarantee August 17 had 64 runners buying in for $55($50+5) creating a prize pool of $3,200. There were 8 winners with 1st place $992 and 8th place $144. The eight finishers were: 1. mnbass1 $992 (bassmaster) 2. FantasyGuru $672 3. Citrus $416 4. JaminOnFaces $320 (JaminOnFaces) 5. happymon $272 6. schlem2 $208 7. StewieG $176 8. Ronit $144 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 15KGuarantee for Sunday, August 17, had 86 runners buying in for $215 ($200+$15) for a total prize pool of $17,200. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $4,902 and 15th place $378. The nine finishers were: 1. bk1048 $4,902.00 2. Maynardo $2,838.00 3. POSTA $1,720.00 4. StreetsAhead $1,376.00 5. hanky23 $1,186.80 6. Rubydear $1,014.80 7. legum $842.80 8. MikeyMillz $584.80 9. royalflush24 $464.40 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, August 17, had 62 runners buying in for $25, 83 re-buys for $25, and 41 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,650. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,348 and 10th place $130. The ten finishers were: 1. _JPV_ $1,348.50 2. Goscorp $790.50 3. PaulDewald $558.00 (PremiumStud) 4. Scadush $465.00 5. BSHriever5 $372.00 6. rjrlv254000 $320.85 7. BIGBUCKSV $274.35 8. Ronit $227.85 9. VegasV $162.75 10. captn $130.20 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R/A, Saturday, August 16, had 29 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) with 13 rebuys and 12 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,457. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $982 and 5th place getting $196. The five finishers were: 1. mrslick $982.80 2. needs_a_boat $663.39 3. luckysnake $368.55 4. DatDude $245.70 5. Downtown711 $196.56 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $10,000 Sunday, August 17, had 97 runners buying in for $100 each ($91.00+9.00) generating a prize pool of $8,827 and creating an overlay of $1,173. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $2,900 and 9th place getting $300. The nine finishers were: 1. fordhard $2,900 2. Pupsta $2,000 3. ZipLocked $1,500 4. Fasty $1,000 5. lturbo $800 6. luckisreal $600 7. driver-1 $500 8. Baloo $400 9. luckboxbryan $300 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R&A, Sunday, August 17, had 27 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 12 rebuys and 14 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,411.50. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,085 and 4th place getting $289. The four finishers were: 1. needs_a_boat $1,085.17 2. DatDude $602.88 3. GHopStaxxx $434.07 4. LV Jake13 $289.28
  24. PocketFives had the opportunity to sit down with one of our members, lindeyloo22aka Christina Lindley (pictured). A member since 2010, her lifetime cashes are an impressive $924,000. Currently living in Nevada, she plays online poker using many different screen names for the sites she is active on like lindeyoo22, WHOAOHIIII, cristinalindley, frankputternuts, lindeyloo22, lindleyloo. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. PocketFives: What Nevada online poker sites do you play on? Christina Lindley: I play on AceplayPoker.com, which is a free play site for the Stratosphere. They give away prizes and tournament buy-ins to live events. I am their spokesperson, so I play in bounty events where I am the bounty. As far as real money sites in Nevada, I only play on WSOP.com. PocketFives: How did you choose your screen name? Christina Lindley: Choosing my player names is pretty random. Most of the time, it is just a variation of my name. Other times, I'll randomly come up with some absurd name because I think it is funny, like FrankPutternuts. No one ever thinks that is a girl, which I also find amusing in chat when people talk to me. PocketFives: How long have you been playing online poker? Christina Lindley: I started playing online poker back in 2009. I played pretty much exclusively online for two years until I was forced to take it to the live felt as a result of our wonderful government. I'm happy to finally be able to play in the US in Nevada and when I'm visiting New Jersey. I hope the states merge soon. I really miss large fields and huge guarantees being in the US. PocketFives: How or why did you start playing online poker? Christina Lindley: I started playing online poker when I met three guys at a table in a Caesars $5K who happened to all know each other well and lived together. They were really good friends and that particular day I just was in a silly mood. We were laughing and joking and by the end of the day, it felt like I had known them forever. They were speaking in what seemed like a foreign language to me at the time (online lingo, which is standard to me now ironically). I got to be pretty good friends with them over time. One Sunday, I went to watch them grind and was hooked on the adrenaline rush. I couldn't believe you could play multiple tournaments at once, listen to rap, talk amongst yourselves, and win over $100K on any given Sunday. It was like my wild, roving mind that never stopped thinking had finally found something crazy enough to actually keep me intrigued. PocketFives: How do you prepare yourself before a tourney? Christina Lindley: Preparing myself before a tournament, live or online, is pretty much the same. I'm not a morning person at all. I wake up, do a session on Lumosity, which is a brain training site with all of these games to get your brain working, or watch some episode of poker to motivate me. I have a cup of coffee and then head down to the gym. I typically do 45 minutes of cardio and some form of weight training or yoga to stretch out afterward. Being a girl, I take my sweet time getting ready, so I have to allow extra time for that. Once I feel awake and cute, I'm ready to crush faces. PocketFives: Do you play cash games as well? Christina Lindley: I play cash primarily live. Cash is like a steady stream of income that enables me to travel around and take shots at all of these bigger tournaments like the WPTs. I consider cash to be my escape from tournaments, almost like a vacation. I usually play $2/$5 around Vegas or $5/$10 depending on which game is better. I enjoy the social element of it and have learned to appreciate the edge I can find in seeing my opponents in person. Recreational players typically play in these games in Vegas, so you can imagine how much fun they are having just playing poker. They don't usually care if they lose money as long as they have a good time on vacation in Vegas. This is the type of game I really enjoy for obvious reasons. PocketFives: Is there anyone who helped change how you approach the game of poker? Christina Lindley: I could fill this page with names of people who have helped me with my game along the way. I have been really lucky to know some of the best players in the game. Most recently with my live game, David Randall (GhettoFabolous) has been a great teacher. I have seen great results live in the last year since working with him. Along the way online, my biggest mentors who really worked with me on my online game were probably Paul paulgees81 Volpe, Mark dipthrong Herm, Benson, Amit amak316 Makhija, and Hunter the_hunt_D Frey. PocketFives: What is your favorite game to play other than poker? Christina Lindley: Other than poker, I love gin. I play gin all the time. Monopoly, Risk, Operation, and trivia games are also up there. There is a weekly trivia night at Shakespeare's Pub in Vegas that I usually get a big group of poker players to go to every week, which I love. PocketFives: What is your favorite local poker room? Christina Lindley: Around Vegas, my favorite poker rooms are the ones that I have the most fun in and the best places to find touristy/recreational games: the Golden Nugget, Red Rock Casino, the Wynn, and obviously the Stratosphere. On the East Coast, I love Borgata.
  25. In Nevada, WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with seven major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday and the Freezeout and $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee. WSOP.com had 517 runners vying for the 78 available prizes totaling $51,175. The player with the highest individual cash was VPIHokie1970in the Sunday $15,000 for $6,272. This marks the 36th final table for VPIHokie1970, who now has won over $57,000 this year in value including two $10,000 entries into the 2014 WSOP Main Event. This weekend saw Ultimate Poker run four major events. There were 179 runners fighting for the 23 prize spots available, totaling $18,963. The player with the highest individual cash on Ultimate was KoreanHackerin the Sunday $10,000 for $2,900. That event had an overlay of $1,537, as the guarantee was not met. It marked the first time we have seen KoreanHacker at a final table this year. It was a disappointing weekend for JaminOnFaces, as he "only" cashed in two out of three of the $2,000 events. He earned an additional $1,344 for his second and third place finishes on Ultimate Poker, increasing his winnings to over $21,000 on Ultimate Poker and $30,000 overall this year on both sites combined. The following are the tournament results for the weekend from WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker, two of the regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, July 25 had 81 runners buying in for $25, 126 re-buys for $25, and 58 add-ons for $25, totaling $6,625. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $1,888 and 15th place $145. The top nine finishers were: 1. indabaHAma $1,888.12 2. BShriever5 $1,093.12 3. SirJWAB $662.50 (Sir) 4. ValueTown $530.00 (ValueTown) 5. tristan702 $457.12 6. Belugawhale $390.87 7. jchak $324.62 8. tspinjr $225.25 (tspinjr) 9. Downtownjohn $178.87 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the Weekend Warm-Up $55 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, July 26 had 47 runners buying in for $55($50+5), 42 rebuys and 32 add-ons creating a prize pool of $6,050. There were 5 winners with 1st place $2,238 and 5th place $665. The five finishers were: 1. Sgt.Pepper $2,238.50 2. bcmclawh $1,512.50 (bcm4924) 3. oo7James $907.50 4. Jaguar111 $726.00 5. jchak $665.50 ------------------------------- WSOP.com– the $33 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, July 26 had 69 runners buying in for $33($30+3), and 25 re-entries for $30 creating a prize pool of $2.820 and an overlay of $180. There were 8 winners with 1st place $930 and 8th place $135. The eight finishers were: 1. mnbass1 $930 (bassmaster) 2. BShriever5 $630 3. JinnyD7 $390 4. Pok3r $300 5. whenpigsfly $255 6. 10Beards $195 7. SGW440 $165 8. Pokersteve59 $135 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Saturday, July 26, had 65 runners buying in for $25, 59 re-buys for $25, and 41 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,125. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,196 and 10h place $115. The ten finishers were: 1. leona $1,196.25 2. Arrant_Knave $701.25 3. SIT_TITE $495.00 4. viowave $412.50 5. butters $330.00 (Butters) 6. coolkatjc $284.62 7. Fish_Sauce $243.37 8. jchak $202.12 9. pokerkat $144.37 10. Steeze $115.50 ------------------------------- WSOP.com – the $55 FreezeOut on Sunday with a $1000 Guarantee July 27 had 77 runners buying in for $55($50+5) creating a prize pool of $3,850. There were 10 winners with 1st place $1,155 and 10th place $96. The ten finishers were: 1. AJinOK $1,155.00 2. PaulDewald $770.00 (PremiumStud) 3. FromBehind $462.00 4. bewild $365.75 5. nycdp123 $308.00 (nycdp123) 6. legum $231.00 7. respeckt $192.50 (respeckt) 8. about2be123 $154.00 9. grape.ape $115.50 10. vikingfan00 $96.25 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 15KGuarantee for Sunday, July 27, had 112 runners buying in for $215 ($200+$15) for a total prize pool of $22,400. 20 spots were paid with 1st place $6,272 and 20th place $358. The top nine finishers were: 1. VPIHokie1970 $6,272.00 2. AJinOK $3,628.80 3. mnbass1 $2,083.20 (bassmaster) 4. EricR $1,635.20 5. happymon $1,411.20 6. bcmclawh $1,187.20 (bcm4924) 7. TheGoat21 $940.80 8. FromBehind $627.20 9. JWWeatherman $470.40 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, July 27, had 66 runners buying in for $25, 95 re-buys for $25, and 44 add-ons for $25, totaling $5,125. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,486 and 10th place $143. The top ten finishers were: 1. FishN.chips $1,486.25 2. PaulDewald $871.25 (PremiumStud) 3. pokerkat $615.00 4. kody10 $512.50 5. Deucetyn $410.00 6. brokefinger $353.62 (Asianhustler) 7. FlopShopper $302.37 8. Colfax $251.12 9. ValueTown $179.37 (ValueTown) 10. leona $143.50 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly, Friday, July 25, had 26 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) with 19 rebuys and 15 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,730. 4 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,228 and 4th place getting $327. The four finishers were: 1. pokerdoc $1,228.50 2. anonymous $682.50 3. Kristin $491.40 4. TheGoat2121 $327.60 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R/A, Saturday, July 26, had 28 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) with 21 rebuys and 13 add-ons generating a prize pool of $2,821. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,128 and 5th place getting $225. The five finishers were: 1. commatoast $1,128.40 2. luckboxbryan $761.67 3. JaminOnFaces $423.15 (JaminOnFaces) 4. BooBoo1 $282.10 5. KingKush911 $225.68 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $10,000 Sunday, July 26, had 93 runners buying in for $100 each ($91.00+9.00) generating a prize pool of $8,463 and creating an overlay of $1,537. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $2,900 and 9th place getting $300. The nine finishers were: 1. KoreanHacker $2,900 2. KillGameKat $2,000 3. clayne $1,500 4. Anton Tilt $1,000 5. CtrlAltDel $800 (Seeley7) 6. nospoon $600 7. jeff89074 $500 8. ntodaco $400 9. Uberob $300 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker - the $2,000 Nightly R&A, Sunday, July 27, had 32 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with 26 rebuys and 17 add-ons generating a prize pool of $3,412.50. 5 spots were paid with 1st place for $1,364 and 5th place getting $273. The five finishers were: 1. RunninGoodMC $1,364.99 (ValueTown) 2. JaminOnFaces $921.38 (JaminOnFaces) 3. card head $511.88 4. m1a1tank19k $341.25 5. anonymous $273.00
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